Franklin

Medieval towns : a reader / edited by Maryanne Kowaleski.

Publication:
Ontario, Canada ; Tonawanda, NY : UTP, [2008]
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 405 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Series:
Readings in medieval civilizations and cultures ; 11.
Readings in medieval civilizations and cultures ; 11
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Subjects:
Europe -- Social conditions -- To 1492.
Europe -- Economic conditions -- To 1492.
Europe -- History -- 476-1492.
Europe.
Cities and towns, Medieval -- Europe.
Social history -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Civilization, Medieval.
Cities and towns, Medieval.
Economic history.
Social conditions.
Social history -- Medieval.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"This exciting new collection of documents from across Europe gives a fresh perspective and sharp taste of everyday life in a medieval town. The sources range from the standard chronicles and charters to the less often viewed accounts of marriage disputes, urban women, families, the environment, the dangers of town life, and civic ritual. Deliberately wide-ranging, these sources acknowledge the contributions of other disciplines--such as archaeology, architecture, demography, law, and environmental studies--to our understanding of urban life in the Middle Ages. Towns from Spain to Germany to Russia are covered, while the focus is on the more urbanized regions of medieval Europe, particularly Italy, the Low Countries, France, and England"-- Back cover.
Contents:
I. The early Middle Ages
II. Communes, government, and external relations
III. Urban society and social conflict
IV. The urban economy
V. Urban finances, jurisdictions, and justice
VI. Marriage and family
VII. Women
VIII. Religions, piety, and charity
IX. Education
X. Entertainment and civic ritual
XI. The dangers of urban life
XII. The urban environment
XIII. The idealized city.
Notes:
"150 primary sources ... which are translated for this volume from Latin, Old French, Anglo-Norman, Franco-Venetian, medieval Danish, and other languages"--Page 4 of cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-405) and indexes.
"Originally published by Broadview Press 2006"--Title page verso.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Dhiren H. Shah W'82 and Katherine M. Shah Fund.
Contributor:
Kowaleski, Maryanne, editor.
Dhiren H. Shah W'82 and Katherine M. Shah Fund.
Other Edition:
Previous edition: . 1551114496 Peterborough, Ont. ; Orchard Park, NY : Broadview Press, ©2006
ISBN:
9781442600911
1442600918
OCLC:
318200049