TITLE

Gossip and Resistance Among the Medieval Peasantry

AUTHOR(S)
Wickham, Chris
PUB. DATE
August 1998
SOURCE
Past & Present;Aug98, Vol. 160 Issue 1, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents an analysis of the concept of gossip, as it applies to medieval history. Explanation of the concept of publica fama, common knowledge; Evaluation of recount of the life of a peasant cultivator called Compagno, who lived during the period 1138; Reference to the act of gossiping as idle and trivial; Assessment of gossip in medieval Iceland society.
ACCESSION #
1172155

 

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