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The Laborer’s Two Bodies

Literary and Legal Productions in Britain, 1350–1500

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Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kellie Robertson
    Pages 1-12
  3. Kellie Robertson
    Pages 13-50
  4. Kellie Robertson
    Pages 183-193
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 194-276

About this book


This is an exploration the intellectual consequences of one of the most fundamental shifts in late medieval English society: the first national labour regulation in the wake of the 1348 plague. Bridging the medieval and early modern periods, this book analyzes a wide range of texts and images produced in this initial period of labour regulation.


Britain early modern period history Middle Ages society work

About the authors

KELLIE ROBERTSON is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

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