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This list relates to the 2017-18 which ended on 18/08/2018
  1. Reading 7 items
    1. Lust for liberty: the politics of social revolt in medieval Europe, 1200-1425 : Italy, France, and Flanders - Samuel Kline Cohn 2008 (electronic book)

      Book  Most recent synthetic study of late medieval rebellions.You may find that it raises as many questions as it answers, but it is important that you familiarize yourself with its arguments.

    2. The Routledge history handbook of medieval revolt - Justine Firnhaber-Baker, Dirk Schoenaers 2017

      Book  Useful for its historiograpic framing and from which we will draw from for some topics. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  2. Week 1. The ‘Age of Revolt’: Historical Contexts 11 items
    1. Recommended Reading 4 items
      1. Dissent - John Arnold

        Chapter  Digitised. Chapter 4, ‘Community also recommended.

      2. The Masses - Vincent Challet, Ian Forrest

        Chapter  Digitised.

      3. The New Economic and Demographic System - David Herlihy

        Chapter  Chapter 2 (digitised). Chapter 3, Modes of Thought and Feeling' also recommended.

    2. Additional Bibliography 7 items
      1. The Great Famine: northern Europe in the early fourteenth century - William C Jordan 1996

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. The making of polities: Europe, 1300-1500 - John Watts 2009

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  3. Week 2. The ‘Age of Revolt’: Historiographical Trends 13 items
    1. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. Introduction: Medieval Revolt in Context - Justine Firnhaber-Baker

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    2. Free Choice 10 items
      1. - or see précis of the above in:

      2. The voices of the people in late medieval Europe: communication and popular politics - Jan Dumolyn, J. Haemers, H.R. Oliva Herrer 2014

        Book  Introduction pp. 1-14

      3. The making of polities: Europe, 1300-1500 - John Watts 2009

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      4. Classics of older scholarship:

      5. Bond men made free: medieval peasant movements and the English rising of 1381 - R. H. Hilton 1973

        Book  2nd print; DA235.H5F77 With new introduction; DA235.H5G05

      6. The popular revolutions of the late Middle Ages - Michel Mollat, Philippe Wolff, A. Lytton Sells 1973

        Book 

      7. Social unrest in the late Middle Ages: papers of the fifteenth annual Conference of the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies - State University of New York at Binghamton. Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies. Conference 1986

        Book  edited by Francis X. Newman.

  4. Week 3. Flanders: The Maritime Revolt and its precursors 9 items
    1. Primary Sources 1 item
      1. Popular protest in late medieval Europe: Italy, France, and Flanders - Samuel Kline Cohn 2004

        Book  No. 2-8; 12-13; 19-20. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    2. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. The reign of Philip the Fair - Joseph R. Strayer 1980

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. pp. 324–46.

    3. Free Choice 5 items
      1. Some background

      2. The metamorphosis of a medieval city: Ghent in the Age of the Arteveldes, 1302-1390 - David Nicholas 1987

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Chapter 1.

      3. Two earlier uprisings

  5. Week 4. The Flemish tradition of revolt & the Hundred Years War 11 items
    1. Primary Sources 3 items
      1. Popular protest in late medieval Europe: Italy, France, and Flanders - Samuel Kline Cohn 2004

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. No. 58-59; 140.

      2. The true chronicles of Jean le Bel, 1290-1360 - Jehan Le Bel, Nigel Bryant (trans.) 2011 (electronic book)

        Book  Chapters 26–7, pp. 69–71.

      3. The Online Froissart - Godfried Croenen (trans.)

        Webpage  If you do not understand how to navigate this site, please contact me in a timely fashion. Fols. 14r–20r; 65r–67v.

    2. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. The Hundred Years War: Vol. 3: Divided houses - Jonathan Sumption 2009

        Book  Chapter 10 (digitised).

    3. Free Choice 5 items
      1. The politics of factional conflict in late medieval Flanders - Jonas Braekevelt, Frederik Buylaert, Jan Dumolyn, Jelle Haemers 2012

        Article 

      2. Galbert of Bruges’s De multro and Jean Froissart’s Chronique de Flandres - Godfried Croenen

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  6. Week 5. The ‘little people’ of Florence 14 items
    1. Primary Sources 2 items
      1. Popular protest in late medieval Europe: Italy, France, and Flanders - Samuel Kline Cohn 2004

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Nos. 23; 28-29.

      2. Dino Compagni's chronicle of Florence - Dino Compagni, Daniel Ethan Bornstein (trans.) 1986

        Book  Introduction and book 1, pp. 1-30. Available in the Library and online (older translation via Internet Archive).

    2. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. A history of Florence, 1200-1575 - John M. Najemy 2006

        Book  Chapters 1-3. Skimming is fine, but get the gist of the main historical events and how Florentine government operated. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. Political Violence in the Thirteenth Century - Lauro Martines

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    3. Free Choice 9 items
      1. Violence and civil disorder in Italian cities, 1200-1500 - Lauro Martines 1972

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  7. Week 6. The Ciompi Revolt (1378) 12 items
    1. Primary Sources 1 item
      1. Popular protest in late medieval Europe: Italy, France, and Flanders - Samuel Kline Cohn 2004

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Pt. 4.

    2. Essay Reading 3 items
      1. A history of Florence, 1200-1575 - John M. Najemy 2006

        Book  Chapter 6. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    3. Free Choice 8 items
      1. The English rising of 1381 - R. H. Hilton, T. H. Aston 1984

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. Audiant omnes artes: Corporate Origins of the Ciompi Revolution’ - J.M. Audiant omnes artes: Corporate Origins of the Ciompi Revolution’

        Chapter 

  8. Week 7. The Jacquerie (1358) 13 items
    1. Primary Sources 1 item
      1. Popular protest in late medieval Europe: Italy, France, and Flanders - Samuel Kline Cohn 2004

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.Pt. 3.

    2. Essential Reading 4 items
      1. The Jacquerie - R. Cazelles

        Chapter  Digitised.

      2. Robert Le Coq and Etienne Marcel - Arthur Layton Funk 1944

        Article  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    3. Free Choice 8 items
      1. The Hundred Years War: Vol. 2: Trial by fire - Jonathan Sumption 1999

        Book  ch. 6-7.

  9. Week 8. The English Rising I: Narratives of Protest 16 items
    1. Primary Sources 1 item
      1. The Peasants' Revolt of 1381 - Richard Barrie Dobson 1970

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Nos. 19, 25, 35 and 52 (the Anonimalle chronicler’s account of the revolt.

    2. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. "Great and Horrible Rumour": Shaping the English Revolt of 1381 - Andrew Prescott

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    3. Free Choice 12 items
      1. Monograph Accounts:

      2. The Great Revolt of 1381 - E. B. Fryde 1981

        Book  Reprint of 1906 edition; DA235.O6

      3. Background:

      4. Some particular studies:

      5. Everyday life in medieval England - Christopher Dyer 1994

        Book  ‘The Rising of 1381 in Suffolk: Its origins and participants’ and ‘The social and economic background to the rural revolt of 1381’; pp. 191-220, 221-49.

  10. Week 9. The Peasants’ Revolt II: How do we know what we know? 17 items
    1. Primary Sources 1 item
      1. The Peasants' Revolt of 1381 - Richard Barrie Dobson 1970

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. No. 71, a–c; and any two that you feel are particularly interesting or representative.

    2. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. Writing and rebellion: England in 1381 - Steven Justice 1994

        Book  Introduction and chapter 1. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    3. Optional but highly recommended 1 item
    4. Free Choice 12 items
      1. Source critical studies:

      2. Chaucer's England: literature in historical context - Barbara Hanawalt 1992

        Book  pp. 176–200.

      3. N. Simms, 'Nero and Jack Straw in Chaucer's Nun's Priest's Tale', Parergon 8 (1974): 2-12.

      4. Ideology:

      5. The ‘Great Rumour’ of 1377 and Peasant Ideology - R. Faith

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  11. Week 10: Communicative Practices 12 items
    1. Essential Reading 4 items
      1. You should also review Trexler's 'Follow the Flag' from the week on the Ciompi Revolt and may want to read Cohn, Lust for Liberty, chapter 8 on 'Flags and words'.

    2. Free Choice 8 items
      1. The voices of the people in late medieval Europe: communication and popular politics - Jan Dumolyn, J. Haemers, H.R. Oliva Herrer 2014

        Book  Introduction pp. 1-14

      2. Christian Liddy, 'Bill Casting and Political Communication: A Public Sphere in Late Medieval English Towns?', in J. A. Solórzano Telechea and B. Arizaga Bolúmburu (eds), La gobernanza de la ciudad europea en la Edad Media (Logroño, 2011), 447–61.

  12. Week 11. The Hussites 16 items
    1. Primary Sources 1 item
    2. Essential Reading 4 items
    3. Additional Bibliography 11 items
      1. The Hussite revolution, 1424-1437 - František Michálek Bartoš, John M. Klassen 1986

        Book 

      2. John Z̆iz̆ka and the Hussite revolution - Frederick Gotthold Heymann 1955

        Book 

      3. Lollardy and the gentry in the later Middle Ages - Margaret Aston, Colin Richmond 1997

        Book 

      4. The Hussite Wars, 1419-36 - Stephen R. Turnbull, Angus McBride 2004

        Book  [Note that this is not a scholarly book and should not be used in preference to any of the other items of bibliography. I list it here only in the interest of completeness.]

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