Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Selected Sources: Late Medieval States and Society
The "Calamitous" 14th Century
- A Malthusian Crisis?
- The Black Death
- Procopius: The Plague, 542, History of
the Wars, II.xxii-xxxiii:
Description of the onset of the earlier "plague of Justinian."
- [Tierney 84] Giovanni Boccaccio: Decameron:
Introduction, on the Black Death, as is another
version. The entire Decameron is also available:
Volume I and Volume II. [At Project Gutenberg]
- The Black Death
and the Jews 1348-1349
Contains: The Confession of Agimet of Geneva, , October 20, 1349; Jacob von
Königshofen (1346-1420); Chonicle; The Epitaph of Asher aben Turiel,
Toledo, Spain, 1349
for the English Fleet, 1326. [At Hillsdale]
- [Tierney 85, Geary 46.1. 46.2] Jean Froissart: Battles
of Crecy 1346, of Poitiers 1356, from Chronicles. Longer extracts in Geary.
- [Tierney 86, Geary 46.3] Jean Froissart: The Jacquerie,
1358, from Chronicles
Jean Froissart: The
English Peasant Revolt, 1381, from Chronicles [At UVA]
- [Tierney 87] Anonimalle Chronicle: Peasant
Uprising of 1381.
- [Geary 46.4] Jean Froissart: Chronicles - The Last Days of Etienne Marcel 1358, copyrighted
Froissart. [At Nipissing]
Selection of short excerpts from Froissart.
- Sir Jean Froissart: John of Gaunt in Portugal,
- Sir Jean Froissart: How Philip van Artevelde was Made
Governor of Ghent, 1386
- The Hundred Years War In The High Court of Parlement,
trans Fred Cheyette.
- Hundred Years War: Treaty of Troyes, 1420 and
Conditions in France in 1422.
- The Great Schism
- The Papal Response
Late Medieval Governments
- See the specific Medieval Sourcebook: Medieval Legal History page
- The Empire
- Bartolus of Sassoferrato: On the Tyrant,
c.1330, trans. Steve Lane [email@example.com], on tyranny in Italian city government.
- [Tierney 95] Machiavelli: Discourses - on papacy, copyrighted
- [Tierney 93] Parliamentary Rolls: Deposition of Richard II 1399, copyrighted.
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