Finally, i recommend A Fool and His Money: Life in a Partitioned Town in Fourteenth-Century France
, by Ann Wroe. Once again, without recommending the products or services of Amazon, you can read their page on this book.
. Read the customer reviews (with caution). Rodez in Languedoc (southern France) was divided between the cité
, the home of the English and ecclesiastic authorities; and the bourg
, the commercial district, whose inhabitants had little reason to love the English or the French kings.
In my never humble opinion, working backward through history will clarify not just class and economic differences, but their development over time.