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Voices from the Bench : The Narratives of Lesser Folk in Medieval Trials - Michael Goodich

Voices from the Bench

The Narratives of Lesser Folk in Medieval Trials

By: Michael Goodich (Editor)

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Published: 21st April 2006
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Voices from the Bench is a collection of microhistorical essays written by an internationally-known group of scholars specializing in medieval and early modern social history, covering Europe and Mesoamerica. Each essay focuses on formerly anonymous folk by providing a microhistorical portrait drawn from such judicial sources as canonization hearings, the trials of the Inquisition, chancery, criminal, royal, municipal and other courts. Women, Jews, New Christians, witches, servants, midwives, children, the possessed, peasants, shepherds and urban-dwellers are among the often marginalized figures whose daily lives, struggles, mores, and popular beliefs are brought to life through a close reading of these sources.

'The essays in this volume reconstruct good stories from the archives, and tell them well. In bringing to light these individual cases, they also give us information about a wide range of other topics, including family relationships, daily life, ideas about sainthood, and magic...Taken together, they offer a set of fascinating snippets of what can be found in medieval archives.' - Archives: The journal of the British Records Association

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Arnaud Sicre: Spyp. 15
The World of Witnesses and the Holy Tribunal: Fifteenth-Century Trials of Castilian Judaizersp. 43
The Inquisitorial Perspectives of an Unmarried Mulatta Woman in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Mexicop. 67
The Multiple Miseries of Dulcia of St. Chartier (1266) and Cristina of Wellington (1294)p. 99
The Toddler in the Ditch: A Case of Parental Neglect?p. 127
A Case of Demonic Possession in Fifteenth-Century Brittany: Perrin Herve and the Nascent Cult of Vincent Ferrerp. 149
Single Women, Work, and Family: The Chancery Dispute of Jane Wynde and Margaret Clerkp. 177
"...et examinatus dicit...": Oral and Personal History in the Records of English Ecclesiastical Courtsp. 203
Witness programs in Medieval Marseillep. 227
A Rape Trial in Saint Eloi: Sex, Seduction, and Justice in the Seigneurial Courts of Medieval Parisp. 251
List of Contributorsp. 273
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9781403966919
ISBN-10: 1403966915
Series: The New Middle Ages
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 21st April 2006
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1