Book Series The Medieval Countryside , vol. 1

The Rural History of Medieval European Societies

Trends and Perspectives

Isabel Alfonso (ed)

  • Pages: 310 p.
  • Size:156 x 234 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2007

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This collection gathers a number of scholars to reflect on recent developments in medieval rural history in their respective countries.

Review(s)

"(...) here is a hoard of riches, gathered harvests of top-notch scholars (...). Indeed no PhD candidate in medieval rural history (economic, cultural, environmental, social, etc.) should be exempt from digesting the whole book." (R. Hoffmann, in: The Medieval Review, 08.01.13)

Summary

This collection gathers a number of scholars to reflect on recent developments in medieval rural history in their respective countries. Each individual contribution surveys recent areas of research, significant results, as well as perspectives for the future. This is meant not only to provide a deeper insight into how medieval rural studies relate to current debates in the social sciences, but also to help understand the connections between specific national historiographic traditions and present-day research issues in their historical context. By comparing different European regions one can see more clearly the similarities and the differences and this is a truer means of constructing syntheses and for identifying fruitful future lines of research.