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Reading and imagining family life in later medieval western Europe

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This thesis discusses the ideals of behaviour which sought to govern family life and which were common currency in England and northern Europe, how they were constructed, and how the late medieval gentry and nobility interacted with them. Hagiography, sermons, and courtesy literature all explicitly sought to influence the views and behaviour of their audiences, whilst the letter collections of the Pastons, Plumptons, Stonors, Celys, and Armburghs offer an insight into the self-perceptions ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Bodleian Libraries
Role:
Author, Supervisor
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Role:
Supervisor, Author
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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