[PDF] ↠ Unlimited Þ The Lady in Medieval England 1000-1500 : by Peter R. Coss ✓
May 27, 2020 - 11:47 AM By Peter R. Coss

This text explores the role of the lady within medieval society, describing what she actually did rather than the romantic ideal It covers the English lady in the 11th and 12th centuries the widening of gentility in England in the succeeding centuries social relations between the sexes, including incidences of rape and murder plus a chapter examining the lady in contemThis text explores the role of the lady within medieval society, describing what she actually did rather than the romantic ideal It covers the English lady in the 11th and 12th centuries the widening of gentility in England in the succeeding centuries social relations between the sexes, including incidences of rape and murder plus a chapter examining the lady in contemporary literature The text is complemented by a selection of contemporary illustrations from manuscripts and documents, as well as photographs of medieval effigies and other artefacts.
  • Title: The Lady in Medieval England 1000-1500
  • Author: Peter R. Coss
  • ISBN: 9780905778365
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Hardcover

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Mary Catelli May 27, 2020 - 11:47 AM
Exactly what it describes. Strictly looking at the lady, with some discussion of what the term meant.Stuff from the Doomsday Book, to wills, to coats of arms. Court cases about abduction and murder. Statues of women and indications of significance. Letters to and from ladies. And lots of stuff.
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Kara May 27, 2020 - 11:47 AM
Pulls a lot of information from court records, but doesn't really answer the question of are these the exceptions or the usual cases for upper class women in this time period.
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Michael Smith May 27, 2020 - 11:47 AM
The author is an academic specialist in English medieval social history, with a special interest in knighthood and the gentry, and these two volumes are best read as a pair. While few knights in the medieval period became aristocrats, all noblemen were knights, at least in theory. Beginning with the Conquest and the introduction of the feudal system, they were the ruling class by virtue of arms, though Coss also examines the Saxon roots of some aspects of knighthood. He also considers in some de [...]
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Marie May 27, 2020 - 11:47 AM
This is a survey sort of book, largely drawing from familiar source - the Paston letters, Margery Kemp's book. Like most medieval history surveys, I bought it for the pictures. But I found it a quick read and it had a few juicy tidbits in there from less well-known sources.
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The Lady in Medieval England 1000-1500 By Peter R. Coss This text explores the role of the lady within medieval society, describing what she actually did rather than the romantic ideal It covers the English lady in the 11th and 12th centuries the widening of gentility in England in the succeeding centuries social relations between the sexes, including incidences of rape and murder plus a chapter examining the lady in contemThis text explores the role of the lady within medieval society, describing what she actually did rather than the romantic ideal It covers the English lady in the 11th and 12th centuries the widening of gentility in England in the succeeding centuries social relations between the sexes, including incidences of rape and murder plus a chapter examining the lady in contemporary literature The text is complemented by a selection of contemporary illustrations from manuscripts and documents, as well as photographs of medieval effigies and other artefacts.

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