By William H. TeBrake

ISBN-10: 0585127433

ISBN-13: 9780585127439

ISBN-10: 0812215265

ISBN-13: 9780812215267

Starting as a sequence of scattered rural riots in overdue 1323, peasant riot escalated right into a full-scale uprising that ruled public affairs in Flanders for almost 5 years. Following their very own leaders, peasants defied the authority of the count number of Flanders through using his officers and their aristocratic allies from the geographical region. In an outbreak of riot, William H. TeBrake has written the 1st full-length account of the uprising.

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1-8, 26, 62-65. 33. See, for example, Mullett, Popular Culture and Popular Protest, p. 71; Raftis, "Social Change Versus Revolution," pp. , "Florentine Insurrections, 1342-1385, in Comparative Perspective," in The English Rising of 1381, Rodney H. Hilton and T. H. , Past and Present Publications (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984), pp. 143, 151. 34. Hilton, "A Crisis of Feudalism," pp. 10-12. 35. On the ubiquity of resistance to domination, see James C. Scott, Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990), throughout.

18. For the history and use of this myth, see Georges Duby, The Three Orders: Feudal Society Imagined, Arthur Goldhammer, trans. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980). 19. See, for example, Rodney H. Hilton, "A Crisis of Feudalism," Past and Present 80 (1978), pp. " pp. 211-12. 20. Genicot, Rural Communities in the Medieval West, pp. 79-80. 21. Mark Kishlansky, Patrick Geary, and Patricia O'Brien, Civilization in the Page 13 West (New York: HarperCollins, 1991), vol. I, p. 306 (italics mine).

28-29, remarks that, in all three cases, contemporary observers, thoroughly convinced that peasants were irrational beings, insisted that the rural rebellions were instigated or at least led by city folk. See also Wunderli, Peasant Fires, pp. 144-47; Mullett, Popular Culture and Popular Protest, pp. 72-73; Sabbe, Vlaanderen in opstand. 30. Peter Blickle, "Peasant Revolts in the German Empire in the Late Middle Page 14 Ages," Social History 4 (1979), p. 223; Frantisek Graus, Pest-Geissler-Judenmorde: Das 14.

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