Presents a survey of Britain in the later Middle Ages. This work covers social, economic, political, religious, and cultural history in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. It addresses questions at the edge of historical scholarship.
List of Figures.List of Plates.List of Maps.List of Contributors.Introduction.Part I: Economy and Society in Town and Country:.1. England: Land and People: Bruce M.S. Campbell (Queen's University of Belfast).2. England: The Family and the Village Community: Phillipp R. Schofield (University of Wales, Aberystwyth).3. England: Towns, Trade and Industry: Richard H. Britnell (University of Durham).4. England: Popular Politics and Social Conflict: Jane Whittle (University of Exeter) and S. H. Rigby (University of Manchester).5. England: Women and Gender: Judith M. Bennett (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill).6. Scotland: Economy and Society: Nicholas J. Maybew (University of Oxford).7. Wales: Economy and Society: A. D. Carr (University of Wales, Bangor)).8. Ireland: Economy and Society: Brian Graham (University of Ulster).Part II: Politics, Government and Law:.9. The British Perspective: Sean Duffy (Trinity College, Dublin).10. England: Kingship and the Political Community, c.1100-1272: Ralph V. Turner (Florida State University).11. England: Kingship and the Political Community, 1272-1377: Scott L. Waugh (University of California, Los Angeles).12. England: Kingship and the Political Community, 1377-c.1500: Rosemary Horrox (University of Cambridge).13. England: Law Society and the State: Robert C. Palmer (University of Houston).14. England: The Nobility and the Gentry: Christine Carpenter (University of Cambridge).15. Scotland: Politics, Government and Law: Hector L. MacQueen (University of Edinburgh).16. Wales: Politics, Government and Law: J. Beverley Smith and Llinos Beverley Smith (both University of Wales, Aberystwyth).17. Ireland: Politics, Government and Law: James Lydon (Trinity College, Dublin).Part III: The Church and Piety:.18. England: Church and Clergy: David Lepine (University of Exeter).19. England: Piety, Heresy and Anti-clericalism: Matthew Groom (University of London).20. Scotland: Religion and Piety: D.E.R. Watt (University of St Andrews).21. Wales: Religion and Piety: Huw Pryce (University of Wales, Bangor).22. Ireland: Religion and Piety: Henry A. Jefferies (Thornhill College, Derry).Part IV: Education and Culture:.23. England: Education and Society: Jo Ann Hoeppner Moran Cruz (Georgetown University).24. England: Art and Society: Veronica Sekules (University of East Anglia).25. England: Literature and Society: S.H. Rigby (University of Manchester).26. Scotland: Culture and Society: Louise O. Fradenburg (University of California, Santa Barbara).27. Wales: Culture and Society: Susan L. Aronstein (University of Wyoming).28. Ireland: Culture and Society: Edel Bhreathnach (National University of Ireland) and Raghmall O Floinn (National Museum of Ireland).Bibliography of Secondary Sources.Index