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Violence in Medieval Society - Richard W. Kaeuper

Violence in Medieval Society

By: Richard W. Kaeuper (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd June 2000
ISBN: 9780851157740
Number Of Pages: 240

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Violence was endemic in the medieval world, to an extent most modern people find shocking. Violence was part and parcel of the public world of institutions (church, state, chivalry) and the private world of households. In an age of dynamic expansion it was present everywhere, and contemporary response to it was contradictory: it was both wrong and at the same time a regulatory feature of society. This book brings together the views of a number of scholars on aspects of violence in medieval society, in England and the larger canvas of western Europe, from the eleventh to the fifteenth century. There is analysis of the tension between the practice of violence and hopes for reform; discussion of violence in literature; examination of assertive political acts and judicial duels and tournaments; and observations on the domestic scene and resistance to seigneurial impositions. Professor RICHARD W. KAEUPER teaches in the Department of History at the University of Rochester. Contributors: SARAH KAY, RICHARD W. KAEUPER, MATTHEW STRICKLAND, SEYMOUR PHILLIPS, M.L. BOHNA, PAUL HYAMS, AMY PHELAN, JULIET VALE, MALCOLM VALE, JAMES A. BRUNDAGE, BARBARA A. HANAWALT, EDMUND FRYDE

Many [contributions] individually thought-provoking and well worth reading. HISTORY Tells us important things about attitutdes to violence, acceptable mens of redress, and the growth of state power. ANN BULL, HIST LIT

Preface
Introduction
The Sublime Body of the Martyr: Violence in Early Romance Saints' Livesp. 3
Chivalry and the 'Civilizing Process'p. 21
A Law of Arms or a Law of Treason? Conduct in War in Edward I's Campaigns in Scotland, 1296-1307p. 39
Simon de Montfort (1265), The Earl of Manchester (1644), and Other Stories: Violence and Politics in Thirteenth- and Early Fourteenth-Century Englandp. 79
Political and Criminal Violence in Fifteenth-Century Englandp. 91
Does it Matter when the English Began to Distinguish between Crime and Tort?p. 107
Trailbaston and Attempts to Control Violence in the Reign of Edward Ip. 129
Violence and the Tournamentp. 143
Aristocratic Violence: Trial by Battle in the Later Middle Agesp. 159
Domestic Violence in Classical Canon Lawp. 183
Violence in the Domestic Milieu of Late Medieval Englandp. 197
Economic Depression in England in the Second and Third Quarters of the Fifteenth Century: Effective Resistances of Tenants to Landlords as One of its Consequences. Defiances and Rent Strikesp. 215
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ISBN: 9780851157740
ISBN-10: 0851157742
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 22nd June 2000
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57