Title of material
Colloquy (School Exercise/Dialogue about Professions)
Kingdom of England
Social History; Economic History; Intellectual History
This work was originally a language-learning exercise: students of Abbot Ælfric would use a dialogue about the different professions to expand their Latin vocabulary and grammar. This exercise mentions a number of different occupations, from the enslaved ploughman to the hunter to the blacksmith to the baker and also includes some political theory, as the different characters debate whose job is the most important.
"Colloquy (School Exercise/Dialogue about Professions)" (2020). All OER History Primary Sources. 65.