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Documents - The Medieval World 1200 - 1500 (HI127)

DOCUMENTS

1. FEUDALISM: THE VIOLENT SOCIETY
The Truce of God - Bishopric of Terouanne, 1063.

2. FEUDALISM: THE DEPENDENT SOCIETY
An account of the manor of Alwalton, Huntingdonshire from the Hundred Rolls of 1279.

3. THE FEUDAL WORLD IDEALISED
The world of Piers Plowman.

4. THE PROBLEMS OF FEUDAL POWER: KING JOHN AND HIS NOBLES
Magna Carta, 1215.

5. THE MEDIEVAL ECONOMY: THE BEGINNING OF EXPANSION
Pope Innocent III’s licence to Venice to trade with the Saracens, 1198.

6. THE MEDIEVAL ECONOMY: TRADE AND THE REVIVAL OF MONEY
The value of foreign coin in England, 1266.

7. THE COMMERCIAL BOOM AT ITS HEIGHT
Giovanni Villani’s Florence.

8. THE NEMESIS OF EXPANSION AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
The onset of the Black Death as described by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375).

9. THE RESULTS OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC COLLAPSE
The Statute of Labourers, 1351.

10. THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH: THE PAPACY’S CLAIM TO SUPREMACY
The Bull ‘Clericis Laicos’, 1296.

11. THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH: WAS CATHARISM A RIVAL FAITH?
The Apparelhamentum (general confession liturgy) from the Lyons Ritual.

12: THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH: THE CHALLENGE OF THE COUNCILS
Decree of the Council of Pisa, 1409.

13. THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH: ABUSE, HERESY, AND REFORM
Geoffrey Chaucer, Prologue to The Canterbury Tales.

14: THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY: WOMEN IN POLITICS
Joan of Arc’s letter to the king of England, 1429.

15. WOMEN, FAMILY, AND RELIGIOUS LIFE
The Book of Margery Kempe.

16. INTELLECTUAL LIFE BEFORE THE UNIVERSITIES
Peter Abelard, ‘History of His Calamities’, Chapter 2.

17. INTELLECTUAL LIFE AND THE RISE OF UNIVERSITIES
Robert de Courçon, Statutes for the University of Paris, 1215.

18. THE MEDIEVAL STATE AND THE THEORY OF GOVERNMENT
Extract from Marsilius of Padua, Defensor Pacis, 1324.

19. WAR AND THE STATE: THE FEUDAL HOST AND THE PROFESSIONAL ARMY
Jean Froissart, Chronicles.

20. THE CRUSADES: THE BETRAYAL OF AN IDEAL
The Fourth Crusade, 1204.

21. FANTASY AND EXPLORATION: MANDEVILLE ON PRESTER JOHN
Chapter XXX