Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Ties That Bind: Essays in Medieval British History in Honor of Barbara Hanawalt

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Ties That Bind: Essays in Medieval British History in Honor of Barbara Hanawalt

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The Ties that Bind: Essays in Medieval British History in Honor of Barbara Hanawalt, ed. linda E, Mitchell, Katherine L. French, and Douglas L. Biggs (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011). xviii + 225 pp.; 8 figures. ISBN 978-1-4094-1154-3. £65.00. A collection of twelve original essays in celebration of the work of Barbara Hanawalt, whose work over many years has shaped and advanced the field of medieval English social history, especially in relation to women and the family. The essays reflect both her varied interests and her several approaches, using social historical methodologies, statistical analysis, and prosopography. Jonathan Good, Susan Duxbury, and Benjamin McRee examine several elements of urban economic and socio-political culture: the conflicts between 'alien' and native clothworkers in London, the place of Southampton and Winchester in the inland wine trade, and the mayor's role in managing conflict and politics in medieval Norwich. …

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