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Peasant Perspectives on the Medieval Landscape
Peasant Perspectives on the Medieval Landscape

Peasant Perspectives on the Medieval Landscape

A study of three communities

Studies in Regional and Local History


192 Pages, 6.75 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Cloth, $79.95 (US $79.95) (CA $107.95)

Publication Date: September 2020

ISBN 9781912260201

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

University Hertfordshire Press (Sep 2020)
University Of Hertfordshire Press


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This compelling new study forms part of a new wave of scholarship on the medieval rural environment in which the focus moves beyond purely socio-economic concerns to incorporate the lived experience of peasants. Susan Kilby seeks to reconstruct the physical and socio-cultural environment of three contrasting English villages between c. 1086 and c. 1348 to determine how peasants perceived their natural surroundings. This new approach augments our comprehension of subjects such as social status, peasant agency, peasants' economic experiences, and the construction of communal and individual memory, and reclaims significant elements of the environment inhabited and traversed by English people over 700 years ago.

Author Biography

Susan Kilby is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Name-Studies at the University of Nottingham.