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The Ties That Bound: Peasant Families in Medieval England


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Uses wills, coroners' rolls, and archaeological research to describe the homes, furnishings, clothing, food, kinship bonds, home economy, and stages of life of thirteenth-and fourteenth-century families

About the Author

Barbara A. Hanawalt is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota and author of Crime and Conflict in English Communities, 1300-1348 and editor of Women and Work in Preindustrial Europe.

Table of Contents

Introduction — [pt]. 1. The material environment — 1. Field and village plans — 2. Toft and Croft — 3. Standards of living — [pt]. 2. Blood ties and family wealth — 4. Inheritance — 5. Kinship bonds — 6. Household size and structure — [pt]. 3. Household economy — 7. The family as an economic unit — 8. The husbandman's year and economic ventures — 9. Women's contribution to the home economy — 10. Children and servants at home and in the fields — [pt]. 4. Stages of life — 11. Childhood — 12. Growing up and getting married — 13. The partnership marriage — 14. Widowhood — 15. Old age and death — [pt]. 5. Surrogate family — 16. Surrogate parents and children — 17. Neighbors and brotherhoods — Epilogue — Appendix : Coroners' Rolls — Notes — Bibliography — Index.

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Peasant Families in Medieval England
Oxford University Press
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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
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