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The Resource Honor, vengeance, and social trouble : pardon letters in the Burgundian Low Countries, Peter Arnade and Walter Prevenier

Honor, vengeance, and social trouble : pardon letters in the Burgundian Low Countries, Peter Arnade and Walter Prevenier

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Honor, vengeance, and social trouble : pardon letters in the Burgundian Low Countries
Title
Honor, vengeance, and social trouble
Title remainder
pardon letters in the Burgundian Low Countries
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Peter Arnade and Walter Prevenier
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Language
eng
Summary
Among the more intriguing documentary sources from late medieval Europe are pardon letters--petitions sent by those condemned for serious crimes to monarchs and princes in France and the Low Countries in the hopes of receiving a full pardon. The fifteenth-century Burgundian Low Countries and duchy of Burgundy produced a large cache of these petitions, from both major cities (Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, and Dijon) and rural communities. In Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble, Peter Arnade and Walter Prevenier present the first study in English of these letters to explore and interrogate the boundaries between these sources' internal, discursive properties and the social world beyond the written text. Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble takes the reader out onto the streets and into the taverns, homes, and workplaces of the Burgundian territories, charting the most pressing social concerns of the day: everything from family disputes and vendettas to marital infidelity and property conflicts--and, more generally, the problems of public violence, abduction and rape, and the role of honor and revenge in adjudicating disputes. Arnade and Prevenier examine why the right to pardon was often enacted by the Burgundian dukes and how it came to compete with more traditional legal means of resolving disputes. In addition, they consider the pardon letter as a historical source, highlighting the limitations and pitfalls of relying on documents that are, by their very nature, narratives shaped by the petitioner to seek a favored outcome. The book also includes a detailed case study of a female actress turned prostitute. An example of microhistory at its best, Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble will challenge scholars while being accessible to students in courses on medieval and early modern Europe or on historiography
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YDXCP
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Arnade, Peter J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Prevenier, Walter
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  • Netherlands
  • Benelux countries
  • Sociological jurisprudence
  • Pardon
  • Crime
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • RELIGION
  • Crime
  • Pardon
  • Sociological jurisprudence
  • Benelux countries
  • Netherlands
  • Straftat
  • Gnadenrecht
  • Belgien
  • Niederlande
  • Luxemburg
  • Crime
  • Crime - Benelux countries - History - To 1500 - Sources
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Honor, vengeance, and social trouble : pardon letters in the Burgundian Low Countries, Peter Arnade and Walter Prevenier
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social discord : disputes, vendettas, and political clients -- Violence, honor, and sexuality -- Marriage conflicts and the pardon letter -- Actress, wife, or lover? : Maria van der Hoeven defamed and defended
Control code
ocn905638597
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 244 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801455766
Lccn
2014030529
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801455766
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22573/ctt20dh69v
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)905638597
Label
Honor, vengeance, and social trouble : pardon letters in the Burgundian Low Countries, Peter Arnade and Walter Prevenier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social discord : disputes, vendettas, and political clients -- Violence, honor, and sexuality -- Marriage conflicts and the pardon letter -- Actress, wife, or lover? : Maria van der Hoeven defamed and defended
Control code
ocn905638597
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 244 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801455766
Lccn
2014030529
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801455766
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20dh69v
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905638597

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