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Language, Dialect, Nation

Tim William Machan

in English in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282128
eISBN:
9780191718991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282128.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This chapter explores the ways in which linguistic beliefs convey meaning. It considers both the role of English within the linguistic repertoire of the period (its relations to Latin and French in ... More


Women, Work, and Life Cycle: A Hypothesis Explored

P. J. P. Goldberg

in Women, Work, and Life Cycle in a Medieval Economy: Women in York and Yorkshire c.1300-1520

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201540
eISBN:
9780191674938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201540.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Economic History

This chapter explores more fully the structure of late medieval English society and examines the role women played in economic life. It compares and contrasts this with the post-medieval English ... More


The Cultural and Social Context of Hunting

ROGER B. MANNING

in Hunters and Poachers: A Social and Cultural History of Unlawful Hunting in England 1485-1640

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198203247
eISBN:
9780191675805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203247.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the social and cultural context of hunting in late-medieval England. An analysis of the deer-hunting reveals much about the aristocracy and gentry of Tudor and early Stuart ... More


The Culture of Food in England 1200–1500

C. M. Woolgar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300181913
eISBN:
9780300182361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181913.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book shows that food in late-medieval England was far more complex, varied, and more culturally significant than we imagine today. Drawing on a vast range of sources, the book charts how ... More


The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England

Martin Heale

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198702535
eISBN:
9780191772221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702535.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The importance of the medieval abbot needs no particular emphasis. The monastic superiors of late medieval England ruled over thousands of monks and canons, who swore to them vows of obedience; they ... More


The Rise and Fall of Merry England: The Ritual Year 1400–1700

Ronald Hutton

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203636
eISBN:
9780191675911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203636.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book explores the religious and secular rituals that marked the passage of the year in late medieval and early modern England, and tells the story of how these rituals altered over time in ... More


Reading in the Wilderness: Private Devotion and Public Performance in Late Medieval England

Jessica Brantley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071329
eISBN:
9780226071343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071343.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Just as twenty-first-century technologies such as blogs and wikis have transformed the once private act of reading into a public enterprise, devotional reading experiences in the Middle Ages were ... More


Historians on Chaucer: The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales

Stephen Rigby (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689545
eISBN:
9780191802669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689545.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

While literary scholars, under the influence of ‘historicist’ literary theory, have insisted on the need to understand Chaucer’s poetry in its historical context, medieval historians have made little ... More


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