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Peasant and Community in Medieval England, 1200–1500

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Part of the Medieval Culture and Society book series (MECUSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction: Peasant and Community

    1. Phillipp R. Schofield
      Pages 1-8
  3. Land

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-10
    2. Phillipp R. Schofield
      Pages 11-33
    3. Phillipp R. Schofield
      Pages 34-51
    4. Phillipp R. Schofield
      Pages 52-76
  4. Family

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Phillipp R. Schofield
      Pages 79-89
  5. Worlds Beyond: Market, Crown and Church

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-130
    2. Phillipp R. Schofield
      Pages 131-156
    3. Phillipp R. Schofield
      Pages 157-185
    4. Phillipp R. Schofield
      Pages 186-212
    5. Phillipp R. Schofield
      Pages 213-215
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-279

About this book


In recent years, work on the medieval English peasant has tended to stress the degree of interaction between the village and the world beyond its bounds. This book not only provides an overview of this research, but also develops this approach. Phillipp R. Schofield describes the traditional world of the peasant - with attention given to such issues as relations between lord and tenant, and the nature of the peasant family - and places the peasantry of the late middle ages within the wider political, legal, ecclesiastical and commercial world of the medieval community.


England interaction stress

About the authors

PHILLIPP R. SCHOFIELD has held research posts in the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and is now Lecturer in Medieval History in the Department of History and Welsh History at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is the author of a number of articles on the medieval English peasantry.

Bibliographic information


'This is an excellent and welcome textbook for everyone with an interest or specialism in the field of medieval peasants generally, but for undergraduate students in particular, who will find this very useful indeed (and I will certainly recommend it to them).' - Dr Miriam Müller, University of Birmingham