Popular protest in late-medieval Europe: Italy, France and Flanders

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Manchester University Press, 1 sty 2013 - 416
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The documents in this stimulating volume span from 1245 to 1424 but focus on the 'contagion of rebellion' from 1355 to 1382 that followed in the wake of the plague. They comprise a diversity of sources and cover a variety of forms of popular protest in different social, political and economic settings. Their authors range across a wide political and intellectual horizon and include revolutionaries, the artistocracy, merchants and representatives from the church. They tell gripping and often gruesome stories of personal and collective violence, anguish, anger, terror, bravery, and foolishness.

Of over 200 documents presented here, most have been translated into English for the first time, providing students and scholars with a new opportunity to compare social movements across Europe over two centuries, allowing a re-evaluation of pre-industrial revolts, the Black Death and its consequences for political culture and action.

This book will be essential reading for those seeking to better understand popular attitudes and protest in medieval Europe.
 

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Introduction
1
Before the Black Death 12451348
15
From the Black Death to 1378
87
The Jacquerie
143
The revolt of the Ciompi 137882
201
The cluster north of the Alps 137882
261
After the cluster 13821423
338
Suggested reading
376
Index
379
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Rosemary Horrox is Fellow in History, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

Samuel Kline Cohn Jr is Professor Medieval History at the University of Glasgow

Simon MacLean is Lecturer in History at the University of St Andrews

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