Download E-books Bread and Ale for the Brethren: The Provisioning of Norwich Cathedral Priory, 1260-1536 (Studies in Regional and Local History) PDF

By Philip Slavin

Despite elevated commercialization and an effective community of neighborhood markets in 1300s Europe—as good as major expenditures and hazards linked to the creation, transportation, and garage of food—some landed lords, monasteries, and convents endured to depend upon the produce in their personal estates. This precise examine units out to account for the confusing scenario, protecting the interval among 1260 and 1536 with an in-depth research of the altering styles and fortunes of the provisioning of Norwich Cathedral Priory. because it examines the complete means of foodstuff supply from box to desk, the list explores the query of meals safety in the context of many of the crises within the 14th century, and likewise illustrates the aftereffects of the Black loss of life. whereas supplying exceptional perception into Norwich Priory, the booklet additionally serves as an immense source for figuring out the overdue heart a long time economic system and society of britain in the course of a time of upheaval.

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Download E-books Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941-1945 PDF

within the early phases of the second one global struggle, the enormous crescent of British-ruled territories stretching from India to Singapore seemed as a huge Allied asset. It supplied rankings of infantrymen and nice amounts of uncooked fabrics and helped current a doubtless impregnable worldwide safeguard opposed to the Axis. but, inside of a couple of weeks in 1941-42, a jap invasion had destroyed all this, sweeping abruptly and decisively via south and southeast Asia to the Indian frontier, and inspiring the extreme progressive struggles which might mark the start of the top of British dominion within the East and the increase of brand new Asian international.

greater than an army heritage, this gripping account of groundbreaking battles and guerrilla campaigns creates a breathtaking view of British Asia because it was once ravaged by means of struggle, nationalist insurgency, affliction, and famine. It breathes existence into the armies of infantrymen, civilians, employees, businessmen, convenience girls, medical professionals, and nurses who faced the day-by-day brutalities of a wrestle area which prolonged from metropolitan towns to distant jungles, from tropical plantations to the Himalayas. Drawing upon an enormous variety of Indian, Burmese, chinese language, and Malay in addition to British, American, and eastern voices, the authors make brilliant one of many primary dramas of the 20th century: the start of recent south and southeast Asia and the loss of life of British rule.

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Download E-books The Age of Sutton Hoo PDF

`The Sutton Hoo `princely' burials play a pivotal function in any glossy dialogue of Germanic kingship.'EARLY MEDIEVAL EUROPE The age of Sutton Hoo runs from the 5th to the 8th century advert - a depressing and tough age, the place demanding facts is unusual, yet glittering and richly different. Myths, king-lists, place-names, sagas, palaces, belt-buckles, middens and graves are all grist to the archaeologist's mill. This ebook celebrates the anniversary of the invention of that the majority well-known burial at Sutton Hoo. Fifty years in the past this nice treasure, now within the British Museum, used to be unearthed from the centre of a ninety-foot-long send buried on distant Suffolk heathland. integrated during this quantity are 23 wide-ranging essays at the Age of Sutton Hoo and director Martin Carver's precis of the most recent excavations, which symbolize the present kingdom of data approximately this awesome web site. That it nonetheless has secrets and techniques to bare is proven through the last-minute discovery of a notable burial of a tender noble along with his horse and grave goods.M.O.H. CARVER is Professor of Archaeology at York collage, and Director of the Sutton Hoo learn undertaking.

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Download E-books The Ancient Constitution and the Feudal Law: A Study of English Historical Thought in the Seventeenth Century PDF

By J. G. A. Pocock

Professor Pocock's topic is how the 17th century checked out its personal previous. within the 16th and 17th centuries, some of the most very important modes of learning the prior was once the learn of the legislations - the historic outlook which arose in every one kingdom was once partly the manufactured from its legislations, and accordingly, in flip of its historical past. In clarifying the relation of the ancient outlook of seventeenth-century Englishmen to the examine of legislations, and stating its political implication, Pocock exhibits how history's floor was once laid for a extra philosophical strategy within the eighteenth century.

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Download E-books Economic Thought and Ideology in Seventeenth-Century England PDF

By Joyce Oldham Appleby

Experiences: \\\"It is a tribute to Appleby\\\'s extraordinary wisdom of the seventeenth-century economic system in addition to fiscal concept and to her boldness of firm that she be successful so well.\\\" - John Brewer William and Mary Quarterly \\\"...the power and price of Appleby\\\'s e-book consist within the aspect with which she has traced this technique taking place.\\\" - J.G.A. Pocock Journal of Interdisciplinary History \\\"This is unquestionably the main stimulating publication on early smooth fiscal principles to seem for an extended time.\\\" - Charles Wilson English historic Review \\\"Joyce Oldham Appleby has written a monograph that considerably alters our wisdom and realizing of the alterations in how contemporaries perceived fiscal questions among the start and finish of the 17th century.\\\" - Paul Christianson Canadian magazine of History \\\"This is a stimulating, provocative, trail-blazing book\\\" - Christopher Hill

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Download E-books Knives and Scabbards (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) PDF

Knives have been important to medieval guy for a complete diversity of makes use of, from the family to the broader social context: Anglo-Saxon pre-Christian burials endure silent witness to this dependence within the many circumstances the place knives are stumbled on one of the grave-goods. solid and hafted with nice ability, occasionally with elaborately embellished scabbards, knives are of intrinsic fascination, along with being signs of the preferred creative tastes of the time. This ebook catalogues, discusses and illustrates over knives, scabbards, shears and scissors relationship from the mid-12th to the mid-15th centuries and located within the urban of London, quite alongside the waterfront websites, the place recovered goods should be properly dated through dendrochronology and coin unearths. it's a basic paintings of reference for medieval artefacts and fabric tradition, a necessary guide for excavators in all places Britain and masses of Europe. JANE COWGILL, MARGRETHE DE NEERGAARDE and NICK GRIFFITHS are former individuals of the employees of the Museum of London.

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Download E-books Visionary Women: Ecstatic Prophecy in Seventeenth-Century England PDF

This learn of radical prophecy in 17th-century England explores the signficance of gender for spiritual visionaries among 1650 and 1700. Phyllis Mack makes a speciality of the Society of neighbors, or Quakers, the most important radical sectarian staff lively through the English Civil warfare and Interregnum. The assembly files, correspondence, almanacs, autobiographical and non secular writings left by way of the early Quakers allow Mack to give a textured portrait in their evolving spirituality. Parallel assets on women and men supply a distinct chance to pose theoretical questions on the that means of gender, resembling no matter if a "women's spirituality" should be pointed out, or even if non secular girls are kind of emotional than males.

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Download E-books The Whistler at the Plough: Containing Travels, Statistics, and Descriptions of Scenery & Agricultural Customs in Most Parts of England, with Letters from Ireland: Also Free Trade and the League PDF

This paintings has been chosen via students as being culturally very important, and is a part of the information base of civilization as we all know it. This paintings was once reproduced from the unique artifact, and is still as real to the unique paintings as attainable. as a result, you will see that the unique copyright references, library stamps (as almost all these works were housed in our most crucial libraries round the world), and different notations within the paintings. This paintings is within the public area within the country, and doubtless different international locations. in the usa, you'll freely replica and distribute this paintings, as no entity (individual or company) has a copyright at the physique of the work.As a duplicate of a ancient artifact, this paintings may possibly comprise lacking or blurred pages, terrible photographs, errant marks, and so on. students think, and we concur, that this paintings is critical sufficient to be preserved, reproduced, and made typically to be had to the general public. We have fun with your help of the renovation method, and thanks for being a big a part of holding this data alive and appropriate.

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Download E-books Soldiers, Nobles and Gentlemen: Essays in Honour of Maurice Keen PDF

By Peter Coss, Christopher Tyerman

Chivalric tradition, infantrymen and soldiering, and treason, politics and the court docket shape the most topics of this quantity - as is suitable in a publication which honours the prestigious medievalist Maurice willing. The essays, all via eminent students within the box, conceal such issues as the Aristocracy and mobility in Anglo-Saxon society; chivalry and courtliness; the campaign and chivalric principles; chivalry and artwork; devotional literature; piety and chivalry; army technique; the victualling of castles; Bertrand du Guesclin; squaddies' better halves; army groups in fourteenth-century England; army and administrative carrier one of the fifteenth-century gentry; treason, disinvestiture and the disgracing of palms; and treason in Lancastrian Normandy. total, they replicate the variety of the honoree's pursuits, the intensity of his scholarship, the foreign flavour of his paintings, and his designated contribution to old scholarship. the quantity contains appreciations from a former student and co-workers, and ends with a bibliography of his paintings. members: LINNIE RAWLINSON, MARTIN CONWAY, SIMON SKINNER, JAMES CAMPBELL, DAVID CROUCH, CHRISTOPHER TYERMAN, CRAIG TAYLOR, ADRIAN AILES, NIGEL SAUL, JEREMY CATTO, ROWENA ARCHER, CHRISTOPHER ALLMAND, MICHAEL JONES, ANNE CURRY, ANDREW AYTON, SIMON PAYLING, PETER COSS, MATTHEW STRICKLAND, JULIET BARKER, MALCOLM VALE, GERALD HARRISS, MARY willing

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Download E-books Leper Knights (Studies in the History of Medieval Religion) PDF

Essentially the most strange contributions to the crusading period used to be the assumption of the leper knight - a reaction to the scourge of leprosy and the lack of battling males which beset the Latin nation within the 12th century. The Order of St Lazarus, which observed the belief turn into a fact, based institutions throughout Western Europe to supply crucial help for its hospitaller and army vocations. This publication explores the real contribution of the English department of the order, which via 1300 controlled a substantial property from its leader preceptory at Burton Lazars in Leicestershire. Time proved the English Lazarites to be either tricky and tenacious, if now not consistently preoccupied with the care of lepers: following the autumn of Acre in 1291 they persevered a interval of sour inner clash, simply to emerge reformed and reinvigorated within the 15th century. notwithstanding those past due medieval knights have been very diversified from their twelfth-century predecessors, a few ideologies lingered on, notwithstanding subtly readapted to the necessities of a brand new age, until eventually the order used to be ultimately suppressed by way of Henry VIII in 1544. the trendy refoundation of the order, a charitable establishment, dates from 1962. The ebook makes use of either documentary and archaeological proof to supply the 1st ever account of this little-understood crusading order. DAVID MARCOMBE is Director of the Centre for neighborhood historical past, college of Nottingham.

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