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HIST5875M
Module Reading List

Lifecycles: Birth, Death and Illness in the Middle Ages, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Maroula Perisanidi
m.perisanidi@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Items marked with [E] are electronically available via the library catalogue. Items marked [V] are available on the VLE (Minerva).

Week 1: ‘Life Cycle Studies’ and the Politics of Health

 Seminar preparation

Further reading

 

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Week 2: Medieval Bodies: Life, Death, Aging, and Illness

Seminar reading

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Week 3: Fertility, Conception and Birth

Seminar reading

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Week 4: Childhood and Education

Seminar reading

  • D. Youngs, The life cycle in Western Europe, c.1300-c.1500 ISBN: 9780719059155; 0719059151; 9780719059162; 071905916X (pbk.) : £15.99 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006), chapters 3 & 4
  • T. Adams, ‘Medieval Mothers and their Children: The Case of Isabeau of Bavaria in Light of Medieval Conduct Books’, in Childhood in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance : the results of a paradigm shift in the history of mentality ISBN: 3110184214 (hardback); 9783110184211 (hardback), ed. by A. Classen (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2005), pp. 265-89 [V]
  • L. Demaitre, ‘The Idea of Childhood and Childcare in Medical Writings of the Middle Ages’, Journal of Psychohistory, 4 (1977), 461-90 [V]
  • B. Hanawalt, ‘Medievalists and the Study of Children’, Speculum. ISSN: 0038-7134; 2040-8072, 77 (2002), 440-60 [E]
  • A.B. Mulder Bakker, ‘The Metamorphosis of Woman: Transmission of Knowledge and the Problems of Gender’, Gender & history. ISSN: 0953-5233, 12 (2000), 642-64 [E]

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Week 5: Sexual Activity and Marriage

Seminar reading

  • D. Youngs, The Life Cycle in Western Europe, c.1300-c.1500 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006), chapters 5 & 6
  • J.A. Brundage, Law, Sex and Christian Society in Medieval Europe (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987), especially chapters 5-10 [E]
  • R. Kiechkhefer, ‘Erotic Magic in Medieval Europe’, in Sex in the Middle Ages, ed. by J. Salisbury (New York, NY, London: Garland, 1991), pp. 30-55 [V]
  • J.C. Parsons, 'Mothers, Daughters, Marriage, Power: Some Plantagenet Evidence, 1150-1500', in Medieval Queenship, ed. by J.C. Parsons (Stroud: Sutton, 1994), pp. 63-78 [V]

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Week 6: Adult Life and Work  

Seminar reading

  • M. Howell, ‘The Gender of Europe's Commercial Economy, 1200–1700’, Gender & history. ISSN: 0953-5233, 20 (2008), 519-538 [E]
  • K.L. Reyerson, ‘The Adolescent Apprentice/Worker in Medieval Montpellier’, Journal of Family History. ISSN: 0363-1990, 17 (1992), 353-70 [E]
  • D. Youngs, ‘Adulthood in Medieval Europe: The Prime of Life or Midlife Crisis?’, in Medieval life cycles : continuity and change ISBN: 9782503540696 (hardback) : £81.00; 9782503541266 (eBook) : No price, ed. by I. Cochelin and K. Smyth (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013)

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Week 7: Illness and Injury

Seminar reading                                                               

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Week 8: Madness and Disability

Seminar reading

  • R. Buckley, M. Morris, J. Appleby, T. King, D. O'Sullivan and L. Foxhall, ‘The King in the Car Park: New Light on the Death and Burial of Richard III in the Grey Friars Church, Leicester in 1485’, Antiquity, 87 (2013): 519-38 [E]
  • L.A. Craig, ‘The History of Madness and Mental Illness in the Middle Ages: Directions and Questions’, History compass. ISSN: 1478-0542, 12 (2014), 729-44 [E]
  • P. M. Jones, 'Music Therapy in the Later Middle Ages: The Case of Hugo van der Goes', in Music as Medicine: the History of Music Therapy Since Antiquity, ed. by P. Horden (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000), pp. 120-44 [V]
  • I. Metzler, ‘Disability in the Middle Ages: Impairment at the Intersection of Historical Inquiry and Disability Studies’, History compass. ISSN: 1478-0542, 9 (2011), 45-60 [E]
  • C. Trenery and P. Horden, ‘Madness in the Middle Ages’, in The Routledge history of madness and mental health ISBN: 9781138781603 (hardback : alkaline paper); 1138781606 (hardback : alkaline paper); 9781315202211 (ebook), ed. by G. Eghigian (London: Routledge, 2017), pp. 62-80 [E]

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Week 9: Plague and ‘Public’ Health

Seminar reading

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Week 10: Aging and dying

Seminar reading

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Week 11: Death and the afterlife

Seminar reading

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General Bibliography

Royal biographies/studies

Spanish Kingdoms

British Isles

France

The British Isles

The Iberian Peninsula

France

Europe

 

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Primary sources (a small random sample mostly in English!)

Medicine

Chronicles

Miracles

Literature

Letters

Other (archival, household, political thought, wills, courtesy manuals)

 

This list was last updated on 23/12/2017