A Medieval Life: Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock, c. 1295-1344

by Judith M. Bennett

A Medieval Life: Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock, c. 1295-1344 Synopsis

This history of medieval village life is told through the experiences of Cecilia Penifader, a peasant woman who lived on one English manor in the early fourteenth century. This truly unique book offers a wealth of insight into medieval peasant society, bringing many of the characteristics of a time and a people to life. Short and readable, it is an ideal text for undergraduate teaching, suitable for courses in Western civilization, medieval history, women's history, and English history.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780072903317
Publication date: 1st November 1998
Author: Judith M. Bennett
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Categories: Biography: historical, political & military, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Rural communities,

About Judith M. Bennett

Judith M. Bennett teaches medieval history and women's history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is Martha Nell Hardy Distinguished Professor. Educated at Mount Holyoke College, the University of Toronto, and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, she is the author of numerous books and articles about peasants, women, and families in the Middle Ages. Professor Bennett's research has been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Humanities Center, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and numerous other agencies. She has held ...

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