Witnesses, Neighbors, And Community In Late Medieval Marseille (the New Middle Ages)

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Brand: Palgrave Macmillan
SKU: DADAX0230391990
ISBN : 0230391990

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In late medieval Marseille, large segments of society showed up in court - fishmongers, sailors, widows, maids, petty lenders, Jews, and Christians - where they argued, cursed, charged, and counter-charged. In the process, they pushed aside Roman and municipal laws to construct their own vernacular code of morality. Witnesses, Neighbors, and Community in Late Medieval Marseille asks how, in a time of crisis, medieval citizens developed an independent sense of ethics based on the needs of their families, neighbors, and clients. Witness testimony from Marseille's court records forms the documentary heart of this book, offering a window onto the dynamics of the city's neighborhoods. Using the role of witness, humble people, often women, became the arbiters of their communities.

Author : Susan Alice McDonough
ISBN : 0230391990
Language : English
No of Pages : 252
Publication Date : 3/7/2013
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 8.58x5.67x0.87
Book weight : 0.01

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