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English Life and Manners in the Later Middle Ages (Routledge Revivals)





ISBN 9780415717465
Published February 18, 2015 by Routledge
420 Pages

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Annie Abram was born in London in 1869 and died in Sussex in 1930. As an historian, she contributed significantly to the twentieth-century historiography of late medieval England, researching the social, cultural and religious mores of the English laity and clergy. This title, first published in 1919, comprehensively explores the fabrics of late medieval society using evidence drawn from historical and literary works, official documents and illustrated manuscripts. Largely concentrating on the years between the start of the Black Death in 1348 and the end of the fifteenth century, a period in which we see important developments in the character and organisation of medieval England, chapters discuss the make-up of social order, life in a medieval town, the position of women in society, and the Church’s relationship with the laity. A complementary title to Social Life in England in the Fifteenth Century (Routledge Revivals, 2013), this fascinating work will be of great value to history students requiring a detailed overview of the framework of late medieval English society and culture.

Table of Contents

Preface;  List of Illustrations;  1. Social Classes  2. Life Amongst the Aristocracy  3. Characteristics of Town Life  4. The Position of Women  5. The Church and the Nation  6. Some Aspects of Monastic Life  7. Business Life  8. The Unemployed  9. Aliens in England  10. Family Life  11. "Mete and Drinke"  12. The Mirror of Fashion  13. Houses 14. Public Health  15. Education  16. Amusements  17. Travelling  18. National Character;  Authorities

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