:

product description page

Plow, the Pen and the Sword : Images and Self-Images of Medieval People in the Low Countries (Hardcover)

Plow, the Pen and the Sword : Images and Self-Images of Medieval People in the Low Countries (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1

about this item

"This book compares the cultures of the different social groups living in the Low Countries in the early Middle Ages. Clergy, nobility, peasants and townsmen greatly varied in their attitudes to labor, property, violence, and the handling and showing of emotions. Kèunzel explores how these social groups looked at themselves as a group, and how they looked at the other groups. Image and self-image could differ radically. The results of this research are specified and tested in four case studies on the interaction between group cultures, focusing respectively on the influence of oral and written traditions on a literary work, rituals as a means of conflict management in weakly centralized societies, stories as an expression of an urban group mentality, andbeliefs on death and the afterlife"--Provided by publisher.
Number of Pages: 343
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History, Communication
Series Title: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Textstream
Author: Rudi Ku00fcnzel
Language: English
Street Date: October 12, 2017
TCIN: 52483993
UPC: 9781472442109
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-1484

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.