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The noble household servant in inter medieval England

Feng, Qi Jun (冯军旗) . 
 Capital Normal University (People's Republic of China) ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  2008. H435138.

Abstract (summary)

This thesis explores the noble household servants in later Medieval England and takes them as a special group from a sociological perspective. Based on the foreign research and study in this field, it analyzes the preserved household books in the later Medieval England, and focuses on clarifying the basic structure of the noble household servants in this period, the inter-dependent and co-existing relations between the nobles and their servants as well as the vicissitudes of the noble household and the noble household servants in this period. The present thesis consists of four chapters. In the first chapter the thesis probes the role of the household servants in the ordinary life, social network, social display and political activities. It also analyzes those servants' hierarchy structure, functional structure, their origin and social circle, as well as their service cycle. The second chapter explores the acquirements of the servants in their belonged noble households. It is believed that such acquirements made such a servant position an honorable and dignified social position. The third chapter begins with an analysis of the inter-harm of the nobles and their servants, and it also carries out a deeper delving into how they joined in villainy and acted in collusion, as a result, this period is marked with the phenomenon of "evil master evil servant". The last chapter explores the vicissitude of the noble household and the noble household servants in later Medieval England,then emphasizes the influence of each other which made by these vicissitude.

Alternate abstract:

本论文视中世纪晚期的英国贵族家仆为社会学意义上的群体。在吸收国外研究成果的基础上,力图用社会学的理论对留存下来的英国贵族家庭卷簿和相关史料进行分析抽象,以阐明中世纪晚期英国贵族家仆的基本结构,贵族和家仆相互依赖的共生共存关系,以及英国贵族家庭和家仆在中世纪晚期的变迁等,全文共分四章: 第一章论述了家仆在贵族的日常生活世界,社会关系和社会显示以及政治活动中的作用,并分析了家仆的等级结构,职能结构,家仆的缘源与网络,家仆的服务周期等等。 第二章论述了家仆在英国贵族家庭中的各种获致,认为正是这些获致使得贵族家仆在中世纪晚期成为荣誉而又体面的职业。 第三章首先论述了贵族和家仆相互为害的各种情况,进而探讨了贵族和家仆狼狈为奸、沆瀣一气的"恶主恶仆"现象。 第四章论述了英国贵族家庭和家仆在中世纪晚期的变迁,并分析了这些变迁对双方造成的影响。

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Subject
World history
Classification
0506: World History
Identifier / keyword
(UMI)AAIH435138; Social sciences; 贵族 贵族家仆 依赖关系 社会流动 变迁
Title
The noble household servant in inter medieval England
Alternate title
中世纪晚期英国贵族的家仆世界
Author
Feng, Qi Jun (冯军旗)
Number of pages
0
Degree date
2008
School code
9011
Source
DAI-C 72/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Liu, Xin Cheng (刘新成)
University/institution
Capital Normal University (People's Republic of China)
University location
Peoples Rep. of China
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
Chinese
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
H435138
ProQuest document ID
1026941412
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/1026941412