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Standards of Living in the Later Middle Ages

Standards of Living in the Later Middle Ages,Christopher Dyer

Standards of Living in the Later Middle Ages   (Citations: 24)
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Between 1200 and 1520 medieval English society went through a series of upheavals: this was an age of war, pestilence and rebellion. This book explores the realities of life of the people who lived through those stirring times. It looks in turn at aristocrats, peasants, townsmen, wage-earners and paupers, and examines how they obtained their incomes and how they spent them. This revised edition (1998) includes a substantial new concluding chapter and an updated bibliography.
Published in 1989.
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    • ...When seen in a long-term perspective, these shares correspond to the spending pattern of a worker when real incomes were high, such as a fifteenth century craftsman (Dyer, 1989, p. 158)...

    Robert C. Allen. The Great Divergence in European Wages and Prices from the Middle Ages...

    • ...varying amounts of meat and fish being consumed by different social groups [24]...
    • ...wild birds may have been less frequently consumed but had an important function in the definition of status [1,24]...
    • ...marine molluscs were also relatively cheap commodities [22,24]...
    • ...Differences between town and country were subtle but urban living standards seem to have been generally higher and a greater variety of fresh foods was readily available from the markets [24,62]...
    • ...rather than offering medical treatment, they provided care for the sick, the poor and the elderly who were living together under a common rule [24]...
    • ...dairy products rather than fish on fast days, the observed dietary differences between the village and the other three sites may therefore be social [24]...

    Gundula Muldneret al. Fast or feast: reconstructing diet in later medieval England by stable...

    • ...<{[SECTION]}>acres while Dyer (1989, p. 117) calculates 12 acres...
    • ...summarized and analyzed in Miller and Hatcher (1978), Dyer (1989, 2002), Hatcher and...
    • ...<{[SECTION]}>For summaries of the alternative explanations see Miller and Hatcher (1978), Dyer (1989, 2002), Hatcher...
    • ...exchange (i.e., gift exchange, also called informal pooling) in what Dyer (1989, p. 257)...
    • ...<{[SECTION]}>Wage rate (w) 2 units output per unit labor Dyer (1989)...

    CLIFF T. BEKARet al. Distributional Dynamics in a Stochastic Environment with Tradable Asse...

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