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Work, Skill, and Technology

Valerie L. Garver

Valerie L. Garver is Associate Professor of History at Northern Illinois University, USA. A specialist in Carolingian social and cultural history, she has published on women, childhood, family, and material culture (especially textiles). She is the author of Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Work in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

6

... girls learned to sew from women more expert than them, often in groups.Valerie L. Garver, Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009), 228–33. Late medieval stonemasons acquired skills...

Introduction

Valerie L. Garver

Valerie L. Garver is Associate Professor of History at Northern Illinois University, USA. A specialist in Carolingian social and cultural history, she has published on women, childhood, family, and material culture (especially textiles). She is the author of Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Work in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

6

... and technologies, medieval workers did not always adopt a more efficient technology when it came along. As Valerie L. Garver discusses in Chapter Five, even after the development of a plow that could increase agricultural yields substantially...

Faith and Religion

Valerie L. Garver

Valerie L. Garver is Associate Professor of History at Northern Illinois University, USA. A specialist in Carolingian social and cultural history, she has published on women, childhood, family, and material culture (especially textiles). She is the author of Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

4

... of their behavior.Garver 2005: 78–83; Hanawalt 1993: 85–86. The Dominican William of Tournai wrote in his work De Instructione Puerorum (ca. 1249–1264) that spiritual and biological parents were most responsible for the education of children. If they failed...