The New Middle Ages

Social Memory in Late Medieval England

Village Life and Proofs of Age

Authors: Rosenthal, Joel T.

  • Offers a new way of understanding and approaching the topic of memory for medievalists through its incorporation and examination of first-person testimonials
  • Examines timely topics about the role of memory including testimony, cultural memory, and the role of community
  • Assembles and organizes a wealth of primary sources written by medieval laypeople
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About this book

This concise and unique volume explores the vital relationship between testimony, memory, and the community in medieval society. Joel T. Rosenthal assembles various categories of testimonies to illuminate how “ordinary” Late Medieval people saw themselves as units of their community, their awareness of the issues surrounding the theater of birth, their interest in the world of and beyond the village, and what aspects of the ubiquitous mother Church were worth recalling. Supported by primary sources and by modern scholarly focus on such issues as social memory, village life, rumor and gossip, and demography, this book provides both a wealth of source material and insightful discussion on how historians can chart the role of memory and community in its shaping of medieval identity and society.


About the authors

Joel T. Rosenthal is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Stony Brook University, USA.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rosenthal, Joel T.

    Pages 1-3

  • Proofs of Age: The What and the Why

    Rosenthal, Joel T.

    Pages 5-27

  • The Theater of Baptism

    Rosenthal, Joel T.

    Pages 29-53

  • Life in the Village: Good News and Bad

    Rosenthal, Joel T.

    Pages 55-76

  • More Scenes from Village Life

    Rosenthal, Joel T.

    Pages 77-97

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-69700-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69699-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Memory in Late Medieval England
Book Subtitle
Village Life and Proofs of Age
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69700-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69700-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69699-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 124
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