A Medieval Life: Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock, c. 1295-1344
By (author) Judith M. Bennett
Medieval Life: Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock, c. 1295-1344 by Judith M. Bennett
Book DescriptionThis history of medieval village life is told through the experiences of Cecilia Penifader, a peasant woman who lived on one English manor in the early fourteenth century. This truly unique book offers a wealth of insight into medieval peasant society, bringing many of the characteristics of a time and a people to life. Short and readable, it is an ideal text for undergraduate teaching, suitable for courses in Western civilization, medieval history, women's history, and English history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780072903317
(226mm x 172mm x 11mm)
Imprint: McGraw Hill Higher Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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History Matters, Hardback (August 2006)
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Ale, Beer and Brewsters in England, Paperback (March 1999)
Drawing on a variety of sources, such as literary and artistic materials, court records, accounts, and administrative orders, this book describes how brewsters (that is, female brewers) slowly left the trade. It tells a story of commercial growth, guild formation and changing technologies.
Women in the Mediaeval English Countryside, Paperback (October 1990)» View all books by Judith M. Bennett
This study of the rights of women in medieval England uses as its focal point the daily activities of an early 14th-century manor house. The author argues that married women were more restricted than their widowed or single counterparts because of their status as dependents of their husbands.
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Author Biography - Judith M. Bennett
Judith M. Bennett teaches medieval history and women's history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is Martha Nell Hardy Distinguished Professor. Educated at Mount Holyoke College, the University of Toronto, and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, she is the author of numerous books and articles about peasants, women, and families in the Middle Ages. Professor Bennett's research has been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Humanities Center, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and numerous other agencies. She has held lectureships in Australia and England, as well as the United States. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London, she has held offices in such professional organizations as the Medieval Academy of America, the North American Conference on British Studies, the Coordinating Council for Women in History, and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. Professor Bennett has received several awards for her scholarly books and articles, and she is also an acclaimed teacher at UNC-CH, where she has won a top teaching award and is now a fellow of the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars.
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