Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 October 1989

448 Pages | 9 halftones, 12 line illus.

ISBN: 9780198201564

Bookseller Code (06)

Medieval Westminster 1200-1540

Gervase Rosser

A Clarendon Press Publication

This study of the nature of the urban community in the late Middle Ages examines the forces that existed to contain tensions and ensure continuity in the community of Westminster. The regular expressions of shared interests and common identity--in local government, parochial life, and the activities of guilds--are shown to be essential to the survival of the town. A valuable contribution to the study of the Middle Ages, this work is sure to be of interest to students of late medieval economic and social history as well as to urban historians.