Images of the Medieval Peasant

 Buch
Besorgungstitel | Lieferzeit:3-5 Tage I
ISBN-13:
9780804733724
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.01.1999
Seiten:
482
Gewicht:
826 g
Format:
229x152x32 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introduction: marginality and centrality of peasants; Part I. Peasant Labor and a Hierarchical Society: 1. Peasant labor and the limits of mutuality; 2. The breakdown of mutuality: laments over the mistreatment of peasants; Part II. The Origins of Inequality: 3. Equality and freedom at creation; 4. The curse of Noah; 5. National myths and the origins of serfdom; Part III. Unfavorable Images of Peasants: 6. Representations of contempt and subjugation; 7. Peasant bodies, male and female; Part IV. Peasant Agency, Peasant Humanity: 8. Peasant warriors and peasant liberties; 9. Pious and exemplary peasants; Part V. The Revolt Against Servitude: 10. The problem of servitude: arbitrary mistreatment, symbolic degradation; 11. Peasant rebellions of the late middle ages; Conclusion: harmony and dissonance.
This book examines the conflicting images of peasants from the post-Carolingian period to the German Peasants’ War?how they were represented as subhuman yet as close to God; as contemptible yet as exemplary Christians?and how such views formed the basis for social movements.

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