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The ‘Indian Summer’ for Demesne Farming

David Stone

in Decision-Making in Medieval Agriculture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247769
eISBN:
9780191714818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247769.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The evidence from Wisbech Barton broadly supports the notion that the quarter century after the Black Death witnessed an ‘Indian summer’ for demesne farming, for the rural economy here was ... More


Negative Feedbacks

David Levine

in At the Dawn of Modernity: Biology, Culture, and Material Life in Europe after the Year 1000

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220584
eISBN:
9780520923676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220584.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In considering the social implications of the Black Death, it is vital to emphasize the point that it was a recurrent pandemic. Its devastation was not just the result of its initial encounter with a ... More


Signs and Symptoms

Samuel K. Cohn

in Cultures of Plague: Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574025
eISBN:
9780191722530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574025.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Focusing on records of the Milanese health board, this chapter examines the evolution of pestilential signs, symptoms, and modes of transmission from the Black Death to 1815. Against claims of ... More


Agriculture after the Black Death

Thirsk Joan

in Alternative Agriculture: A History: From the Black Death to the Present Day

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208136
eISBN:
9780191677922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208136.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the efforts of farmers to save agriculture after the Black Death. The first solution to the crisis in agriculture was to ... More


Remembrance: Antifraternalism and Mendicant Identity

G. Geltner

in The Making of Medieval Antifraternalism: Polemic, Violence, Deviance, and Remembrance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639458
eISBN:
9780191741098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639458.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Medieval mendicants took a more conscious and active role than is commonly thought in forging an antifraternal tradition. Bringing together a variety of texts and images, this chapter documents the ... More


Cultures of Plague: Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574025
eISBN:
9780191722530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574025.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Cultures of Plague discloses a new chapter in the history of medicine. Neither the plague nor the ideas it stimulated were static, fixed in a timeless Galenic vacuum over five centuries, ... More


The Political Economy in the Late Fourteenth Century

Elliot Kendall

in Lordship and Literature: John Gower and the Politics of the Great Household

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542642
eISBN:
9780191715419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542642.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the development of the great household's politics during Gower's lifetime. As context for this discussion, it outlines tensions between centralization and uncentralized or ... More


Sources and Perspectives: A Quantitative Reckoning

Samuel K. Cohn

in Cultures of Plague: Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574025
eISBN:
9780191722530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574025.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter 1 shows quantitatively the effect of the 1575–8 plague on medical writing and publishing. In two years alone, 1576 and 1577, almost half the century's published writings on plague appeared. ... More


Abdication and Exile

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Opera comune, “common work,” was what Cola di Rienzo had called the victory over the barons at Porta San Lorenzo. Cola's actions had shocked and disturbed the loyal knights of Rome. The Anonimo ... More


Introduction

R. R. Davies

in The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208785
eISBN:
9780191678141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208785.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In the two and a half centuries before the Black Death of 1349, Wales underwent economic, social, and ecclesiastical changes arguably more profound and far-reaching than any it experienced prior to ... More


York and the Regional Economy in the Later Middle Ages

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/9780198201540.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Economic History

This chapter examines York and the regional economy in the later Middle Ages. It attempts to reconstruct the occupational structure of the community from poll tax and franchise evidence and considers ... More


The Number, Origins and Careers of Scholars

T.A.R. Evans

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume II: Late Medieval Oxford

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510122
eISBN:
9780191700941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510122.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the assessments of the number of scholars at Oxford. It also investigates the rate of mortality among scholars caused by subsequent plagues. It examines the requirements, ... More


Moving to Town

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/9780198201540.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Economic History

This chapter examines population movements. Migration in search of employment, particularly by the young and unmarried, was a characteristic feature of pre-industrial society. Evidence of merchets ... More


Introduction

Samuel K. Cohn

in Cultures of Plague: Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574025
eISBN:
9780191722530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574025.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Introduction sets out the main questions of the book, the historiography of plague and plague writing from the Black Death to the seventeenth century.


Classification in Cultural Context

Cordelia Beattie

in Medieval Single Women: The Politics of Social Classification in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199283415
eISBN:
9780191712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283415.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores the associations that accrue to certain categories through their repeated use in particular contexts by influential cultural discourses. It argues that use of the categories ... More


The Monuments of Civilians

Nigel Saul

in English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages: History and Representation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199215980
eISBN:
9780191710001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215980.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Effigial monuments of civilians made their appearance nearly half- or three-quarters of a century after the earliest knightly effigies. It is difficult to be certain about the dissemination of the ... More


Class Power and Property Relations

John Hatcher and Mark Bailey

in Modelling the Middle Ages: The History and Theory of England's Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244119
eISBN:
9780191697333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244119.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Economic History

This chapter deals with the explanation that the key to economic development is in the social relations and political and legal institutions of society. Whereas population and resources models ... More


The Black Death and the Spread of Europe

James Belich

in The Prospect of Global History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198732259
eISBN:
9780191796562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732259.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

There is a paradox about the beginning of European expansion in the fifteenth century. This was a time when Europe had only half its normal population, due to the ravages of the Black Death, 1347–52, ... More


Black Death Persecution and Abandonment

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

in Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

This chapter begins with the Black Death’s well-studied social toxins—the flagellant movement and the burning of Jews. It shows them not as the near-universal consequences of the plague, as often ... More


Alternative Crops: the successes

Thirsk Joan

in Alternative Agriculture: A History: From the Black Death to the Present Day

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208136
eISBN:
9780191677922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208136.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on rapeseed, woad, and hops which were considered as the successful alternative crops after the Black Death. When the task of ... More


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