Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Purveyance And Peasants At The Beginning Of The Hundred Years War: Maddicott Reexamined

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Purveyance, the system on which Edward III (1327?1377) depended for the effective victualing of his soldiers and garrisons during the Hundred Years War, readily illustrates how those required to pay for a war can easily become its victims. In his seminal 1975 essay entitled, ?The English Peasantry and the Demands of the Crown 1294?1341,? J. R. Maddicott offered one of the first comprehensive examinations of the effect of war on medieval society at large. Maddicott implied repeatedly that purveyance was simply an evil reality of a cold-hearted Edwardian administrative policy that reduced all peasants to penury or even worse. Fourteenth-century tax records indicate that only the upper echelons of peasant society, whose properties produced a significant surplus, were caught up in the purveyance web.

Keywords: Edward III; Hundred Years War; J. R. Maddicott; peasants; Purveyance; tax records

10.1163/ej.9789004168213.i-480.103
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004168213.i-480.103
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    The Hundred Years War (Part II) — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation