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Author Woolgar, C. M.

Title The great household in late medieval England / C.M. Woolgar.

Published New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.0942 WOOL    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 254 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Household Antiquities -- 2. Size, Membership and Hospitality -- 3. The Servants -- 4. Space and Residences -- 5. The Rhythms of the Household -- 6. Food and Drink -- 7. Cooking and the Meal -- 8. The Senses, Religion and Intellectual Life -- 9. Travel, Horses and Other Animals -- 10. Conclusion.
Summary In the later medieval centuries, a whole range of important social, political and artistic activities took place against the backdrop of the great English households. In this vividly illuminating book, C. M. Woolgar explores the details of life in these great houses. Based on an extensive investigation of household accounts and related primary documents, he examines the daily routines, the weekly and annual patterns, and the life-cycle observances of birth, childhood, marriage, death and burial. He also delineates the major changes that transformed the economy and geography of both lay and clerical households between 1200 and 1500.
Subject Master and servant -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Upper class -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Households -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Families -- England -- History -- To 1500.
England -- Social life and customs -- 1066-1485.
ISBN 0300076878 (cl. : alk. paper)