Concepts and Patterns of Service in the Later Middle Ages

Concepts and Patterns of Service in the Later Middle Ages

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Overview

The notion of service was ingrained in medieval culture, and not just as a part of the wider concept of patronage: it is prominent throughout the language and life of the time. These studies examine the nature and importance of service in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in a variety of contexts both within and beyond the dominions of the English crown, including contracts between domestic servants and employers, labour legislation, career opportunities for graduates, the public service ethos embodied by the king's household retinue and a scheme for its reform, public service in France, ducal service in Brittany, and bastard feudalism in Scotland.

ANNE CURRY is Professor of History, University of Southampton; ELIZABETH MATTHEW is honorary research fellow at the Department of History, University of Reading.

Contributors: JEREMY GOLDBERG, CHRISTOPHER GIVEN-WILSON, MICHAEL JONES, ALEXANDER GRANT, VIRGINIA DAVIS, JEREMY I. CATTO, D.A.L. MORGAN, KATHELEEN DALY, RALPH A. GRIFFITHS.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780851158143
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 12/28/2000
Series: Fifteenth Century Series , #1
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 6.14(d)

About the Author

Professor of History and Dean of Faculty of Humanities University of Southampton

Table of Contents

What was a servant? - P J P Goldberg
Service, serfdom and English labour legislation, 1350-1500 -
The material rewards of service in late medieval Brittany: ducal servants and their residences - Alan James
Service and tenure in late medieval Scotland, 1314-1475 - Alexander Grant
Preparation for service in the late medieval church - Virginia Davis
Masters, patrons and careers of graduates in fifteenth-century England - Jeremy Catto
The household retinue of Henry V and the ethos of English public life - D A L Morgan
Private vice, public service? Civil Service and chose publique in fifteenth-century France - Kathleen Daly
Ffor the myght off the lande, aftir the myght off the grete lordes thereoff, stondith most in the kynges officers: the English crown, provinces and dominions in the fifteenth century English crown, provinces and dominions in the fifteen - Ralph A Griffiths

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