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  • Bond Men Made Freeby Rodney Hilton

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 40.95

    Rodney Hilton's account of the Peasant's Revolt of 1381 remains the classic authoritative text on the 'English Rising'. Hilton views the revolt in the context of a general European pattern of class conflict. He demonstrates that the peasant movements that disturbed the Middle Ages were not mere unrelated outbreaks of violence but had their roots in... more...

  • Women and Authority in Early Modern Spainby Allyson M. Poska

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 144.99

    Using a wide array of archival documentation, including Inquisition records, wills, dowry contracts, folklore, and court cases, Poska examines how early modern Spanish peasant women asserted and perceived their authority within the family and community and how the large numbers of female-headed households in the region functioned in the absence of... more...

  • The Origins of Peasant Servitude in Medieval Cataloniaby Paul Freedman

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 44.00

    This 1991 book is an examination of Catalonian peasants in the Middle Ages integrating archival evidence with medieval theories of society. more...

  • From Heaven to Earthby Elizabeth Croll

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 50.95

    Much has been written of China's peasant revolution, less has been written on the peasant experience of reform. In From Heaven to Earth Elisabeth Croll examines the images, policies and experiences of development and links the peasants' experience of revolution and reform with their conceptualisations of time and change and examines the new and recent... more...

  • Agrarian Reform in Russiaby Carol S. Leonard

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 84.00

    This book on Russia examines historical reforms and interventions affecting agriculture and assesses their impact on the rural economy. more...

  • The Emancipation of the Serfs in Russiaby Roxanne Easley

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    In the wake of the disastrous Crimean War, the Russian autocracy completely renovated its most basic social, political and economic systems by emancipating some 23 million privately-owned serfs. This had enormous consequences for all aspects of Russian life, and profound effects on the course of Russian history. This book examines the emancipation... more...

  • Trials of Nation Makingby Brooke Larson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    The first interpretive synthesis of the history of Andean peasants. more...

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