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Hanawalt, Barbara A. 1941-

Works: 51 works in 307 publications in 2 languages and 18,722 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: HQ792.G7, 305.23094212
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Most widely held works by Barbara A Hanawalt
Growing up in medieval London : the experience of childhood in history by Barbara A Hanawalt( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 2,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surprisingly, the medieval British were more aware of the stages of childhood than previously supposed and more protective of orphans than we are today. Read all about the experiences of real children from birth and baptism to apprenticeship and adulthood
The Middle Ages : an illustrated history by Barbara A Hanawalt( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Middle Ages, including the merger of Roman, Christian, and Germanic cultures; the transformation of the Roman Empire; and social, economic, religious, and cultural aspects of medieval life
The wealth of wives : women, law, and economy in late medieval London by Barbara A Hanawalt( )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"London became an international center for import and export trade in the late Middle Ages. The export of wool, the development of luxury crafts and the redistribution of goods from the continent made London one of the leading commercial cities of Europe. While capital for these ventures came from a variety of sources, the recirculation of wealth through London women was important in providing both material and social capital for the growth of London's economy. A shrewd Venetian visiting England around 1500 commented about the concentration of wealth and property in women's hands. He reported that London law divided a testator's property three ways allowing a third to the wife for her life use, a third for immediate inheritance of the heirs, and a third for burial and the benefit of the testator's soul. Women inherited equally with men and widows had custody of the wealth of minor children. In a society in which marriage was assumed to be a natural state for women, London women married and remarried. Their wealth followed them in their marriages and was it was administered by subsequent husbands. This study, based on extensive use of primary source materials, shows that London's economic growth was in part due to the substantial wealth that women transmitted through marriage. The Italian visitor observed that London men, unlike Venetians, did not seek to establish long patrilineages discouraging women to remarry, but instead preferred to recirculate wealth through women. London's social structure, therefore, was horizontal, spreading wealth among guilds rather than lineages. The liquidity of wealth was important to a growing commercial society and women brought not only wealth but social prestige and trade skills as well into their marriages. But marriage was not the only economic activity of women. London law permitted women to trade in their own right as femmes soles and a number of women, many of them immigrants from the countryside, served as wage laborers. But London's archives confirm women's chief economic impact was felt in the capital and skill they brought with them to marriages, rather than their profits as independent traders or wage labourers."--Publisher description
Of good and ill repute : gender and social control in medieval England by Barbara A Hanawalt( )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Of Good and Ill Repute' examines the complex social regulations and stigmatizations that medieval society used to arrive at its decisions about condemnation and exoneration. In eleven interrelated essays, including five previously unpublished works, Hanawalt explores how social control was maintained in Medieval England in the later Middle Ages. Focusing on gender, criminal behavior, law enforcement, arbitration, and cultural rituals of inclusion and exclusion, 'Of Good and Ill Repute' reflects the most current scholarship on medieval legal history, cultural history, and gender studies. It looks at the medieval sermons, advice books, manuals of penance, popular poetry, laws, legal treatises, court records, and city and guild ordinances that drew the lines between good and bad behavior. Written in a lively, accessible, and jargon-free style, this text is essential for upper level undergraduate history courses on medieval history and women's history as well as English courses on medieval literature."--Jacket
The ties that bound : peasant families in medieval England by Barbara A Hanawalt( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer's England : literature in historical context by Barbara A Hanawalt( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Represents the first time that disciples of history and English literature have joined forces to present new interpretations of late fourteenth-century English society
Medieval crime and social control by Barbara A Hanawalt( )

16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime is a matter of interpretation, especially in the Middle Ages, when societies faced with new ideas and pressures were continually forced to rethink what a crime was--and what was a crime. These essays reveal how various forces in medieval society interacted and competed in interpreting and influencing mechanisms for social control
Crime and conflict in English communities, 1300-1348 by Barbara A Hanawalt( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Medieval practices of space( )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this volume cross disciplinary and theoretical boundaries to read the words, metaphors, images, signs, poetic illusions, and identities with which medieval men and women used space and place to add meaning to the world
Bodies and disciplines : intersections of literature and history in fifteenth-century England( )

15 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and work in preindustrial Europe( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engaging with nature : essays on the natural world in medieval and early modern Europe by Barbara A Hanawalt( )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living dangerously : on the margins in Medieval and early modern Europe by Barbara A Hanawalt( )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some of the essays in Living Dangerously explore obvious marginalized classes, such as criminals, gypsies, and prostitutes, others challenge traditional understandings of the margin by showing that female mystics, speculators in the Dutch mercantile empire, and writers of satire, for example, could fall into the margins. These essays reveal the symbiotic relationship that exists between the marginalized and the social establishment : the dominant culture needs its margins."--Jacket
The ties that bind : essays in medieval British history in honor of Barbara Hanawalt by Katherine L French( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays reflects both the broad range of topics Professor Hanawalt has broached as a medieval historian and also those her graduate students felt empowered to explore when working with her. Offering a wide methodological and disciplinary range, from political history to social history, and a broad range of sources, from public records to chronicles and literature, the contributors cover the identification of "alien" clothworkers to the communal aspects of the mayor of Norwich's "body;" from the self-creation of noble widows to the community creation of &qu
City and spectacle in medieval Europe( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cellular Computing by Barbara A Hanawalt( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The completion of the first draft of the human genome has led to an explosion of interest in genetics and molecular biology. The view of the genome as a network of interacting computational components is well-established, but researchers are now trying to reverse the analogy, by using living organisms to construct logic circuits. The potential applications for such technologies is huge, ranging from bio-sensors, through industrial applications to drug delivery and diagnostics. This book would be the first to deal with the implementation of this technology, describing several working experiment
The European world, 400-1450 by Barbara A Hanawalt( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Middle Ages is one of believers and barbarians, popes and peasants. It is the story of competing empires and unforgettable leaders. The Middle Ages laid the groundwork for the growth of early modern Europe. From its bustling cities, distinguished universities, soaring cathedrals, and trade routes, Europe began to reach ut to the rest of the world
Ceremony and civility : civic culture in late medieval London by Barbara A Hanawalt( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Medieval London, like all premodern cities, had a largely immigrant population--only a small proportion of the inhabitants were citizens--and the newly arrived needed to be taught the civic culture of the city in order for that city to function peacefully. Ritual and ceremony played key roles in this acculturation process. In Ceremony and Civility, Barbara A. Hanawalt shows how, in the late Middle Ages, London's elected officials and elites used ceremony and ritual to establish their legitimacy and power. In a society in which hierarchical authority was most commonly determined by inheritance of title and office, or sanctified by ordination, civic officials who had been elected to their posts relied on rituals to cement their authority and dominance. Elections and inaugurations had to be very public and visually distinct in order to quickly communicate with the masses: the robes of office needed to distinguish the officers so that everyone would know who they were. The result was a colorful civic pageantry. Newcomers found their places within this structure in various ways. Apprentices entering the city to take up a trade were educated in civic culture by their masters. Gilds similarly used rituals, oath swearing, and distinctive livery to mark their members' belonging. But these public shows of belonging and orderly civic life also had a dark side. Those who rebelled against authority and broke the civic ordinances were made spectacles through ritual humiliations and public parades through the streets so that others could take heed of these offenders of the law. An accessible look at late medieval London through the lens of civic ceremonies and dispute resolution, Ceremony and Civility synthesizes archival research with existing scholarship to show how an ever-shifting population was enculturated into premodern London"--Provided by publisher
Crime in East Anglia in the fourteenth century : Norfolk gaol delivery rolls, 1307-1316 by Barbara A Hanawalt( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of Good and Ill Repute' by Barbara A Hanawalt( )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The wealth of wives : women, law, and economy in late medieval London
The Middle Ages : an illustrated historyThe wealth of wives : women, law, and economy in late medieval LondonOf good and ill repute : gender and social control in medieval EnglandThe ties that bound : peasant families in medieval EnglandChaucer's England : literature in historical contextMedieval crime and social controlMedieval practices of spaceBodies and disciplines : intersections of literature and history in fifteenth-century England
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