The Problem of Labour in Fourteenth-Century England
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164 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

11 b/w. 1 line. Illustrations

Imprint: York Medieval Press

The Problem of Labour in Fourteenth-Century England

Edited by James Bothwell, P J P Goldberg and W Mark Ormrod

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Attitudes towards `labour', in the wake of the Black Death, shown to range from early protest literature to repressive authoritarianism.
At the very moment that the image of the honest labourer seemed to reach its apogee in the Luttrell Psalter or, a few decades later, in Piers Plowman, the dominant culture of the landed interests was increasingly suspiciousof what it described as the idleness, greed and arrogance of the lower orders. Labour was one of the central issues during the fourteenth century: the natural disasters and profound social changes of the period created not merelya "problem" of labour, but also new ways of discussing and (supposedly) solving that problem. These studies engage with the contrasting and often competing discourses which emerged, ranging from the critical social awareness of some of the early fourteenth-century protest literature to the repressive authoritarianism of the new national employment laws that were enforced in the wake of the Black Death, and were expressed in counter-cultures of resistanceand dissent.

JAMES BOTHWELL and P.J.P. GOLDBERG lecture in history, and W.M. ORMROD is Professor of History, at the University of York.

Contributors: CORDELIA BEATTIE, CHRISTOPHER DYER, RICHARD K. EMMERSON,P.J.P. GOLDBERG, KATE GILES, CHRIS GIVEN-WILSON, STEPHEN KNIGHT, DEREK PEARSALL, SARAH REES JONES.
The Problem of Women's Work Identities in Post Black Death England - Cordelia Beattie
Work Ethics in the Fourteenth Century - Christopher Dyer
'The Lord Geoffrey had me made': Lordship and Labour in the Luttrell Psalter (with P.J.P. Goldberg) - Richard K Emmerson
'The Lord Geoffrey had me made': Lordship and Labour in the Luttrell Psalter (with Richard K. Emmerson) - P J P Goldberg
Framing Labour: The Archaeology of York's Medieval Guildhalls - Kate Giles
The Problem of Labour in the Context of English Government, c.1350-1450 - Christopher Given-Wilson
The Voice of Labour in Fourteenth-Century English Literature - Stephen Knight
Piers Plowman and the Problem of Labour - Derek Pearsall
Household, Work and the Problem of Mobile Labour: The Regulation of Labour in Medieval English Towns - Sarah Rees Jones

W M Ormrod is Professor of Medieval History at the University of York.

The late W. MARK ORMROD was Professor Emeritus of History at the University of York; he published extensively on later medieval history.

"Interesting and stimulating collection. effectively illustrated the worth of subjecting traditional historiographical themes to further scrutiny and to new methodological approaches." ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW

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Title Details

164 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

11 b/w. 1 line. Illustrations

Imprint: York Medieval Press