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Witnesses, Neighbors, and Community in Late Medieval Marseille (New Middle Ages)

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In late medieval Marseille, large segments of society showed up in court - fishmongers, sailors, widows, maids, petty lenders, Jews, and Christians - where they argued, cursed, charged, and counter-charged. In the process, they pushed aside Roman and municipal laws to construct their own vernacular code of morality. Witnesses, Neighbors, and Community in Late Medieval Marseille asks how, in a time of crisis, medieval citizens developed an independent sense of ethics based on the needs of their families, neighbors, and clients. Witness testimony from Marseille's court records forms the documentary heart of this book, offering a window onto the dynamics of the city's neighborhoods. Using the role of witness, humble people, often women, became the arbiters of their communities.

About the Author

Susan McDonough is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1: The Political, Legal, and Moral Landscape

2: The Record, the Restrictions, and the Roles of Witnesses

3: All in the Family: Wealth and Poverty, Grief and Inheritance

4: The Law, The Neighbors, And the Mad: Conflicts over Managing Disorder

5: In the Wake of Violence: Witnesses Rebuilding their Communities

Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230391994
Author:
Mcdonough, Susan Alice
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
McDonough, Susan Alice
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Law : General
Subject:
World History-France
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » France » General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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