This collection of essays, whose title echoes that of her most well-known book, celebrates the career of Barbara A. Hanawalt, emerita George III Professor of British Studies at The Ohio State University. The volume's contents -- ranging from politics to family histories, from intimate portraits to extensive prosopographies -- are authored by both former students and career-long colleagues and friends, and reflect the wide range of topics on which Professor Hanawalt has written as well as her varied methodological approaches and disciplinary interests. The essays also mirror the variety of sources Professor Hanawalt has utilized in her work: public documents of the law courts and chancery; private deeds, charters, and wills; works of both religious and secular literature. The collection not only illustrates and reinforces the influence of Barbara Hanawalt's work on modern-day medieval studies, it is also a testament to her inspiring friendship and guidance during a career that has now spanned more than three decades.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction, Linda E. Mitchell, Katherine L. French, and Douglas L. Biggs; The alien clothworkers of London, 1337-1381, Jonathan Good; The bonds of trade: the port of Southampton and the merchants of Winchester and Salisbury, Susan Duxbury; The mayor's body, Benjamin R. McRee; What is a nice (13th century) English woman doing in the king's courts?, Janet Loengard; Even money that your bishop has come and gone: episcopal appointments and translations in 14th- and 15th-century England, Joel Rosenthal; Identifying chaste widows: documenting a religious vocation, Susan Steuer; The anonymous heroine: Aelred of Rievaulx's Rule for his sister, Laura Michele Diener; Maud Marshal and Margaret Marshal: two viragos extraordinaire, Linda E. Mitchell; Patronage, preference and survival: the life of Lady Margaret Sarnesfield, c.1381-c.1444, Douglas L. Biggs; Margery Kempe and the parish, Katherine L. French; The Berenger family's experience of the Peasants' Revolt, Anne Reiber DeWindt; Unbounded affection: the complex intimacies of 'simple' peasants after the Black Death, Madonna J. Hettinger; Index.
'The contributions here are a fitting tribute to an inspirational scholar, and they make up a beautiful book and a captivating read... The editing efforts of Mitchell, French, and Biggs must be applauded. The experience of reading the volume is not dissimilar to watching a sunset. One chapter complements the other, as colors do around the sinking sphere; taken apart, the ideas in each chapter are interesting; taken together, the mosaic of scholarship is striking.' Journal of British Studies '[The essays] provide valuable new information, enlarging our understanding of later medieval institutions and practices.' English Historical Review 'The collection as a whole is a fitting tribute to the wide-ranging scholarship of Barbara Hanawalt. Students of medieval society will find in it a variety of approaches and a demonstration of the vitality of this field.' Sehepunkte