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The Jacquerie of 1358

A French Peasants' Revolt

Justine Firnhaber-Baker

24 March 2022

ISBN: 9780198860310

336 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

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Price: £29.99

The Jacquerie of 1358 is one of the most famous and mysterious peasant uprisings of the Middle Ages. This book, the first extended study of the Jacquerie in over a century, resolves long-standing controversies about whether the revolt was just an irrational explosion of peasant hatred or simply an extension of the Parisian revolt.

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The Jacquerie of 1358 is one of the most famous and mysterious peasant uprisings of the Middle Ages. This book, the first extended study of the Jacquerie in over a century, resolves long-standing controversies about whether the revolt was just an irrational explosion of peasant hatred or simply an extension of the Parisian revolt.

  • The first extended study of the Jacquerie in over a century
  • Discusses military and political events connected to the Hundred Years War
  • Includes a comparative discussion with the Jacquerie and other medieval uprisings

About the Author(s)

Justine Firnhaber-Baker, Senior Lecturer, University of St Andrews

Justine Firnhaber-Baker is Senior Lecturer at the University of St Andrews and a former fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University. Her work focuses on violence, politics, and law in late medieval France from a social historical perspective. Her previous book, Violence and the State in Languedoc c. 1250-1400, was published by Cambridge University Press. Her articles have appeared in Past & Present, Speculum, French History, and The Journal of Medieval History.

Table of Contents

    Introduction. Telling Stories: Sources and Approaches
    1:Complaints: The Aftermath of Poitiers
    2:New Marvels: Turning the World Upside Down
    3:An Unheard of Thing: The Massacre at Saint-Leu-d'Esserent
    4:All Masters: From Massacre to Movement
    5:Noisy Terrors: The Violence of the Jacquerie
    6:Captains and Assemblies: The Organization of the Jacquerie
    7:The Non-Nobles: Rebels and their Communities
    8:Strong Enough to Fight the Nobles: The Battles of Meaux and Mello-Clermont
    9:Hatred and Malevolence: The Counter-Jacquerie
    10:Good Love and Hard Words: The Legacy of Revolt
    Conclusion: Forgetting and Remembering the Jacquerie

Reviews

"Firnhaber-Baker's fine account neatly underlines all these issues in an important and absorbing study which gives as clear and perceptive understanding of the uprising as we are likely to have. This is an accomplished and authoritative study, convincing in its arguments, and a tremendous book." - Craig Nakashian, De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval History

"Review from previous edition A future reference point not just for the revolt of known as the Jacquerie but for any study of social protest." - Christoph Mauntel, University of Tubingen

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