About this book


Just as class is a key term for understanding modern Europe, so hierarchy and order are the key terms for the earlier period. These exceptional essays by some of the leading historians in the field are designed to allow students to get a better grasp on this critical subject. Life in the late medieval and early modern periods was simply organized in a very different way to that of the industrial or post-industrial society we are accustomed to. Each essay tackles a different aspect of this European-wide experience - whether looking at the nobility, the gentry, the commons or the religious castes, the contributors greatly increase our ability to understand the complex and fascinating phenomenon of how society ticks and how it is perceived by its members to tick.


Design early modern period England Europe Hierarchie Ideologie Renaissance society

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey Denton
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK

About the editors

JEFFREY DENTON is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Manchester.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Orders And Hierarchies In Late Medieval And Renaissance Europe
  • Authors Jeff Denton
  • Series Title Problems in Focus: Manchester
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-67765-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-67766-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27580-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 224
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics European History
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