Labeur and Paresse: Ideological representations of medieval peasant labor

Alexander, Jonathon
September 1990
Art Bulletin;Sep90, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p436
Academic Journal
Contrasts images of peasants in medieval Calendar cycles to images of the aristocracy and with images of the idle peasant. Ideological function of the Calendar cycle within later medieval society; Negative images of the peasant in the "Très Riches Heures" of Jean, Duc de Berry; Shift in attitude that has a historical context in the economic and social crises of the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries.


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