The Middle Ages at Work

The Middle Ages at Work

This timely volume examines the commitments of historicism in the wake of New Historicism. It contributes to the construction of a materialist historicism while, at the same time, proposing that discussions of work need not be limited to the clash between labour and capital. To this end, the essays offer more than a strictly historical view of the complex terms, social and literary, within which labour was treated in the medieval period. Several of the essays strive to reformulate the very critical language we use to think about the categories of labour and work through a continually doubled engagement with modern theories of labour and medieval theories and practices of labour.

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The Middle Ages at Work
Language: en
Pages: 267
Authors: K. Robertson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-30 - Publisher: Springer

This timely volume examines the commitments of historicism in the wake of New Historicism. It contributes to the construction of a materialist historicism while
Why the Middle Ages Matter
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Celia Chazelle
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-20 - Publisher: Routledge

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A Social History of Disability in the Middle Ages
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Irina Metzler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Clare A. Simmons
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-11 - Publisher: Routledge

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The Making of the Middle Ages
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Marios Costambeys
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-04-01 - Publisher: Liverpool University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: E. Scala
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-25 - Publisher: Springer

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Cultural Diversity in the British Middle Ages
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: J. Cohen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-08-04 - Publisher: Springer

Through close readings of both familiar and obscure medieval texts, the contributors to this volume attempt to read England as a singularly powerful entity with
Civilization During the Middle Ages
Language: en
Pages: 463
Authors: George Burton Adams
Categories: Civilization, Medieval
Type: BOOK - Published: 1896 - Publisher:

Music and Performance in the Later Middle Ages
Language: en
Pages: 231
Authors: E. Upton
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-28 - Publisher: Springer

This book seeks to understand the music of the later Middle Ages in a fuller perspective, moving beyond the traditional focus on the creative work of composers
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Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Arthur Newton
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-05 - Publisher: Routledge

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