The Fifteenth Century IV

The Fifteenth Century IV

Political Culture in Late Medieval Britain

Edited by Linda Clark, Christine Carpenter

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Eight studies of aspects of C15 England, united by a common focus on the role of ideas in political developments of the time.
The concept of "political culture" has become very fashionable in the last thirty years, but only recently has it been consciously taken up by practitioners of late-medieval English history, who have argued for the need to acknowledge the role of ideas in politics. While this work has focused on elite political culture, interest in the subject has been growing among historians of towns and villages, especially as they have begun to recognise the importance of both internal politics and national government in the affairs of townsmen and peasants. This volume, the product of a conference on political culture in the late middle ages, explores the subject from a variety of perspectives and in a variety of spheres. It is hoped that it will put the subject firmly on the map for the study of late-medieval England and lead to further exploration of political culture in this period.

Contributors CAROLINE BARRON, ALAN CROMARTIE, CHRISTOPHER DYER, MAURICE KEEN, MIRI RUBIN, BENJAMIN THOMPSON, JOHN WATTS, JENNY WORMALD.

LINDA CLARK is editor, History of Parliament; CHRISTINE CARPENTER is Reader in History, University of Cambridge.

Details

November 2004
4 black and white illustrations
212 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
The Fifteenth Century
ISBN: 9781843831068
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD1, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H, 4P
BISAC HIS037010, HIS015000
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Political Culture, Politics and Cultural History - Christine Carpenter
Remembering Richard: History and Memory in Lancastrian England - Simon Walker
Early Plantagenet History through Late Medieval Eyes - Maurice H Keen
Common Law, Counsel and Consent in Fortescue's Political Theory - Alan D T Cromartie
Prelates and Politics from Winchesley to Warham - Benjamin Thompson
Religious Symbols and Political Culture in Fifteenth-Century England - Miri Rubin
The Political Culture of Medieval London - Caroline M. Barron
The Political Life of the Fifteenth-Century English Village - Christopher Dyer
The Pressure of the Public on Later Medieval Politics - John L Watts
National Pride, Decentralised Nation: the Political Culture of Fifteenth-Century Scotland - Jenny Wormald

Reviews

This is not a book which fifteenth-century historians can neglect; but some of the essays should be required reading for students of the sixteenth. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

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