Lust for Liberty
The Politics of Social Revolt in Medieval Europe, 1200-1425
By (author) Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.
Normal Price: $49.99
Your Price: $44.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.25 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Lust for Liberty by Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.
Book Description"Lust for Liberty" challenges long-standing views of popular medieval revolts. Comparing rebellions in northern and southern Europe over two centuries, Samuel Cohn analyzes their causes and forms, their leadership, the role of women, and the suppression or success of these revolts. Popular revolts were remarkably common--not the last resort of desperate people. Leaders were largely workers, artisans, and peasants. Over 90 percent of the uprisings pitted ordinary people against the state and were fought over political rights--regarding citizenship, governmental offices, the barriers of ancient hierarchies--rather than rents, food prices, or working conditions. After the Black Death, the connection of the word "liberty" with revolts increased fivefold, and its meaning became more closely tied with notions of equality instead of privilege.The book offers a new interpretation of the Black Death and the increase of and change in popular revolt from the mid-1350s to the early fifteenth century. Instead of structural explanations based on economic, demographic, and political models, this book turns to the actors themselves--peasants, artisans, and bourgeois--finding that the plagues wrought a new urgency for social and political change and a new self- and class-confidence in the efficacy of collective action.
Buy Lust for Liberty book by Samuel K. Cohn, Jr. from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780674030381
(235mm x 155mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.
Popular Protest in Late Medieval English Towns, Paperback (October 2015)
Draws new attention to popular protest in medieval English towns, away from the more frequently studied theme of rural revolt.
Cultures of Plague, Paperback (March 2011)
Cultures of Plague highlights this most feared epidemic, one that threatened Italy from 1575 to 1578 and unleashed an avalanche of plague writing. In the heartland of Counter-Reformation Italy, physicians, along with those outside the profession, questioned the foundations of Galenic and Renaissance medicine, even the role of God.
Creating the Florentine State, Paperback (September 2008)
A comprehensive approach to the political history of the Renaissance, examining the mountainous periphery of the Florentine state.
Black Death Transformed, Paperback (January 2003)» View all books by Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.
A fascinating and groundbreaking study, challenging the view that the Black Death was the same as the modern rat-based bubonic plague.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Lust for Liberty book by Samuel K. Cohn, Jr. and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.
Samuel K. Cohn, Jr., is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Glasgow. Among his books are The Cult of Remembrance and the Black Death and Women in the Streets.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.