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Writing and Rebellion: England in 1381

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In this compelling account of the "peasants' revolt" of 1381, in which rebels burned hundreds of official archives and attacked other symbols of authority, Steven Justice demonstrates that the rebellion was not an uncontrolled, inarticulate explosion of peasant resentment but an informed and tactical claim to literacy and rule.

Focusing on six brief, enigmatic texts written
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Paperback, 330 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by University of California Press (first published September 7th 1994)
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