IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1307: Daily Life in Late Medieval Cities

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Medieval British History Group, Kumamoto University
Organiser:Hirokazu Tsurushima, Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University
Moderator/Chair:Richard Barrie Dobson, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 1307-aSilkwomen in 15th-Century London: Focussing on their Wills
(Language: English)
Machi Sasai, School of Humanities & Sciences, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Social History, Women’s Studies
Paper 1307-bMinstrels in 15th-16th-Century London
(Language: English)
Mio Ueno, Hosei University
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Music, Social History
Paper 1307-cMedieval City Life in The Book of Margery Kempe
(Language: English)
Sono Morishita, Sophia Junior College, Kanagawa
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety

The purpose of this session is to shed a ray of light on some aspects of daily life through women’s eyes or an image cherished by a contemporary woman writer on medieval cities. Ms. Ueno reports on minstrels and their guild in 15th-16th Century London. Ms Sasai talks about the silk women, engaged in the silk industry in 15th century London, by reading their wills. Professor Morishita discusses the images of such medieval cities as Lynn, Rome, and Jerusalem as well as on pilgrimage by exploring the Book of Margery Kempe.