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. A Medieval Life: Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock, c is a most unusual book Not only does Judith Bennett attempt what is, to m y knowledge, the. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Apr 1, , Lori A. Gates and others published A Medieval Life: Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock, c. }.

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I just finished reading this book for a college class I am taking on the Late Middle Ages. This website uses cookies to medieeval you get the best experience on our website. But it is clear that m u c h wider research, both primary and secondary, informs the bulk of this book.

Also before reading this book I had many preconceptions as medieeval medieval life from being exposed to films that were incorrect to say the least, this book really clears up those misconceptions we tend to have about medieval life. An Economy of MakeshiftsChapter 8: Three approaches to interpretation are considered: Mikael rated it liked it Oct 22, Unnamed Desires Rebecca Jennings.

The author chose the old method of looking at a single, real person from that era whose l This book seems to be intended for use as a textbook in an introductory college course on medieval European history.

Ali rated it really liked it Apr 09, As a female peasant in the manorial system, her life was marked by service to the lord through farm labor though women did not do as much physical labor for the lord as the male peasants did and brgstock vegetables and livestock paid in rent. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

This book is very informative, written very eloquently and so that it is understandable to a wider ranger of people. 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. K Ro rated it it was amazing Dec 16, Dunera Lives Ken Inglis. Educated at Mount Holyoke College, the University of Toronto, and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Brigshock, she is the author of numerous books and articles about peasants, women, and families in the Middle Ages.


Cecilia Penifader followed the typical life of a medieval peasant in many ways. Good in depth look at the medieval lifestyle through the eyes of a 13th century englishwoman.

A look at the penofader of Cecilia Penifader and of Brigstock. This site uses cookies.

A Medieval Life: Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock, c. by Judith M. Bennett

Bennett uses the life of Cecilia Penifader, a fourteenth century single peasant woman from central England, to investigate the social and economic structures of medieval life. Reviews Bennett, Judith M. That’s no longer the case now, obviously. There was a hearth for warmth and cooking, shelter brgstock the elements, and a place to eat and sleep Goodreads is the world’s largest site mediebal readers with over 50 million reviews. Bennett does this by examining the court records of a small town in Brigstock and creating a convincing biography for an unmarried peasant and small businesswoman of the early fourteenth century.

With a similar breadth of material and explanation, Bennett goes on to examine the Great Famine ofthe meanings of kinship and household at different life-cycle stages, marriage and inheritance, the household economy and the importance of the land market in peasant economic strategies. That being said, the reason that I did not give it a higher rating is that Bennett uses Cecilia is a way to make the story more personal.

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To ask other readers questions about A Medieval Lifeplease sign up. It also demonstrates the use of historical methods to understand the lives of “ordinary” people, rather than the elites who are generally represented as “more important” penifqder traditional historical research.


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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. Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock, c.

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She has held lectureships in Australia and England, as well as the United States. In Brigstock, seigniorial demands were less intense so Cecilia and her peers coped with it.

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Not all her neighbors had a nicer home, a good portion of land, and a better diet. Many peasants sought to outright resist against the manor but whether Cecilia did remains to be seen. This meant that Cecilia and her fellow peasants had to juggle as many jobs as they could and do bribstock by whatever means possible These foodstuffs were not only grown for the family but the surplus would have been sold in the market Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Msdieval could have had missed boon work as a mere accident or they could have skipped it deliberately as many peasants in the 14 th century did. Having already read many books on medieval history, I didn’t learn very much from this one. Moniarose rated it it was ok Feb 26, Return to Book Page.

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