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Lust for Liberty: The Politics of Social Revolt in Medieval Europe, 1200-1425: Italy, France, and Flanders

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Lust for Liberty challenges long-standing views of popular medieval revolts. Comparing rebellions in northern and southern Europe over two centuries, Samuel Cohn analyzes their causes and forms, their leadership, the role of women, and the suppression or success of these revolts.

Popular revolts were remarkably common--not the last resort of desperate people. Leaders were l
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Paperback, 376 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Harvard University Press (first published May 1st 2006)
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Margaret Sankey
Expanding on his study of popular revolt in the Florentine Republic, Cohn examines the ways in which common people expressed their political will in medieval Europe--the surprisingly rare bread riots, angry apprentices against the guilds, French peasants fending off the 100 Years' War by Jacquerie, anti-clerical outrages (as when a cardinal washed his lapdog in the communal fountain), support of a scorned female ruler (Joanna II of Naples against her foreign husband) and the larger events like t ...more
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I hate it when I forget to move a book from its no longer appropriate shelf. Finished this book a long time ago! Cohn Jr. needs to work out the straw dummy trope that he uses in his arguments--it would make them a lot stronger.
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Samuel Kline Cohn Jr., is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Glasgow.
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