Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 December 2001

288 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719058363

Bookseller Code (06)


Law, laity and solidarities

Essays in honour of Susan Reynolds

Pauline Stafford, Janet L. Nelson, and Jane Martindale

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The primary focus of this collection by leading medieval historians is the laity, in particular the ideas and ideals of lay people
  • The contributors explore lay attitudes as expressed in legal cases, charters, chronicles and collective activities
  • Highlights the centrality of kinship, whilst stressing its limitations as an all purpose social bond
  • Ranges chronologically and geographically from the seventh century to the eve of the Reformation, from Western Britain to papal and urban Italy, from Carolingian dynastic politics to the decline of medieval pilgrimage in the sixteenth century, and from the courts of twelfth-century France to the fifteenth-century wards of London

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