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by Eileen Power,Richard Smith

eBook Mediaeval People (University Paperbacks) download ISBN: 0416681301
Author: Eileen Power,Richard Smith
Publisher: Law Book Co of Australasia; 11th edition edition (December 1966)
Language: English
Pages: 224
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

Eileen Power was the eldest daughter of a stockbroker and was born at. .Her most famous book, Medieval People, was published in 1924.

Eileen Power was the eldest daughter of a stockbroker and was born at Altrincham (now part of Greater Manchester) in 1889. Power was Director of Studies in History at Girton College, University of Cambridge (1913–21), Lecturer in Political Science at the London School of Economics (1921–24), and Reader of the University of London (1924–31).

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She next details the life of a middle class Parisian housewife by studying the contents of the Menagier's Wife and validating many of it's points by citing other documents. She concludes by detailing the lives of the two Thomases; Betson and Paycocke of Coggeshall. Both are merchants and provide a chance for Power to really show off her grasp of medieval economics as well as an ability to compile disparate correspondences into a story of a life.

0 5 Author: Eileen Power. Social history sometimes suffers from the reproach that it is vague and general, unable to compete with the attractions of political history either for the student or for the general reader, because of its lack of outstanding personalities

Medieval people (University paperbacks).

Medieval people (University paperbacks).

Medieval People book. In this classic of social history, noted medieval scholar Eileen Power recreates the lives of six ordinary people who lived during the Middle Ages.

MEDIEVAL PEOPLE For if heuene be on this erthe. and ese to any soule, It is in cloistere or in scole. by many skilles I fynde; For in cloistre cometh no man. to rede and to lerne, In scole there is scorne. but if a clerke wil lerne, And grete loue. LANGLAND, Piers Plowman AUTHOR'S PREFACE Social history sometimes suffers from the reproach that it is vague and general, unable to compete with the attractions of political history either for the student or for the general reader, because of its lack of outstanding personalities.

Book Format: Paperback . Books have rarely been written about the history of any emotion except love and shame, and this volume is the very first on the meaning of anger in the Middle Ages. Contributors: Gerd Althoff, University of Münster; Richard E. Barton, Yale University; Geneviéve Bührer-Thierry, University of Marne-la-Vallée; Wendy Davies, University College London; Paul Freedman, Yale University; Zouhair Ghazzal, Loyola University, Chicago; Paul Hyams, Cornell University; Lester K. Little, Smith College; Catherine Peyroux, Duke University; Barbara H. Rosenwein, Loyola University, Chicago; Stephen D. White, Emory University.

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Medieval People
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BlackHaze
This is a well-sourced history of the Middle Ages that is reader-friendly. The author develops some of the major characters of Medieval times - for instance, Charlemagne, Polo, and archetypal characters representing both the life of the commoner and of the more fiscally successful. Her analysis includes economics, religion and monastic life, social practices, and the appropriate customs of the times she writes about. We come to understand the manner of will-making, gender relations, the nature of work, and marriage in quite specific terms. She also spends considerable time developing some of Chaucer's themes in "Canterbury Tales." This book is more than dates and events, which many associate with historical writing; the author develops characters whom one feels one gets to know almost personally. Olde English is used in some parts of the book for purposes of quotation. For those looking for a beginning and targeted introduction to Medieval times, this book is recommended.
Pemand
Eileen Power's Medieval People sets out to study the Middle Ages not from the viewpoint of an Historical abstraction, but rather from that of the people who lived during the age. It is an account of six individuals who lived during the MA's; Bodo, a Frankish Peasant; Marco Polo, the famous Venetian merchant; Madame Eglentyne, prioress of Chaucer; an anonymous middle-class Parisian housewife; and two English merchants, one engaged in the wool trade and the other a clothier in Essex. The author has illustrated various aspects of social life of the era by drawing on such sources as account books, diaries, letters, records, and wills. She starts the work with a previously unpublished essay entitled "The Precursors," which describes the barbarian conquest of Rome. In this, she describes the lives of three men, Ausonius, Sidonius and Fortunatus and uses them to foreshadow the life that would re-emerge in the Middle Ages.
She starts by imagining a day in the life of the Peasant Bodo, in the time of Charlemagne. From her study of primarily economic documents from the Middle Ages of this time, she not only extrapolates but truly brings to life Bodo and his wife Ermentrude. From there, she goes on to the better documented life of Marco Polo, and also describes how he served as an inspiration for Columbus. Madam Eglentyne is next. Here, Power humorously details the inner workings of a gossipy nunnery and how Eglentyne would have gone about her life as an aristocratic women of God. She next details the life of a middle class Parisian housewife by studying the contents of the Menagier's Wife and validating many of it's points by citing other documents. She concludes by detailing the lives of the two Thomases; Betson and Paycocke of Coggeshall. Both are merchants and provide a chance for Power to really show off her grasp of medieval economics as well as an ability to compile disparate correspondences into a story of a life. This is a rare scholarly work that truly entertains while being read. One of the best books I've ever read.
Pettalo
This was actually a good read for me. I can't exactly vouch for any accuracy in the details, but I can say that I did enjoy this book. It covered a span from the barbarian invasion of Rome through the later Medieval period from the perspective of people who lived through those times, in somewhat key points. I would suggest this to anyone who is interested in the genre.
Aurizar
A Medieval Home Companion: Housekeeping in the Fourteenth CenturySadly, what medieval history is taught in our high schools concentrates only on what the aristocracy did in England, with the occasional nod to Charlemagne. "Medieval People" succeeds in giving the reader a more balanced look, with sections on France, Italy, China, the Levant, in addition to Merrie Olde. I particularly enjoyed the section on Bodo and Ermentrude, peasants on an estate owned by a French monastery; and the section on The Householder of Paris. Instead of showing peasant life as merely nasty, brutish, and short, the author gives 3 dimensions to Bodo as he works for himself and the monks, how he and his wife spend their respective days (note: Ermentrude did NOT merely stay home and "raise the children"), their enjoyment of festivals and fairs, their relationships with other peasants and landlords, etc. The author's summary of the Householder of Paris' treatise on marriage to his young wife was concise and entertaining. Suggestion: If this section piques your interest, have a look at Tania Bayard's outstanding translation, "A Medieval Home Companion".
invincible
This book relies on historical documentation to reconstruct the lives of several known but not famous people though medieval times. I don't enjoy the practice but it did make the book more readable. It also gives the reader to consider medieval lives and to contrast them with more modern times. It was cheap and easy to read. I gained by having done so.
Burgas
Drawn from original sources vivid at times humorous accounts of actual people in various walks of life abbess to wool merchant

6 central characters, Inc 2 of women , their families and communities
Runehammer
I enjoyed much of this book, but I would have enjoyed it a great deal more without the lengthy passages in the language of the time.
This was very interesting for the first half of the book; however it does get boring as time goes on. For a very serious historian this book is something close to essenial but for the average reader it may not be as expected.