After the Black Death: Society, economy and the law in fourteenth-century England - The end of serfdom and the Rise of the West | University of Oxford

After the Black Death: Society, economy and the law in fourteenth-century England - The end of serfdom and the Rise of the West

Speaker
Professor Mark Bailey, University of East Anglia
Event date
Event time
17:00
Venue
Examination Schools
75 - 81 High St
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 4BG
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

How far had English society shed ‘feudal’ institutions—such as serfdom—and replaced them with discernibly ‘modern’ institutions—such as contractual tenures and the European Marriage Pattern—by the end of the fourteenth century?  An assessment of the nature and scale of institutional change offers insights into the role of the Black Death in bringing about the change and the distinctiveness of the English experience.