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By L. R. Poos

A Rural Society after the Black dying is a research of rural social constitution within the English county of Essex among 1350 and 1500. It seeks to appreciate how, within the inhabitants cave in after the Black dying (1348-1349), a specific financial surroundings affected traditional people's lives within the components of migration, marriage and employment, and likewise contributed to styles of non secular nonconformity, agrarian riots and unrest, or even rural housing. The interval less than scrutiny is frequently visible as a transitional period among 'medieval' and 'early-modern' England, yet within the gentle of contemporary advances in English ancient demography, this examine means that there has been extra continuity than switch in a few significantly vital features of social constitution within the sector in query. one of the most vital contributions of the e-book are its use of an unprecedentedly wide variety of unique manuscript files (estate and manorial files, taxation and criminal-court documents, royal tenurial files, and the files of church courts, wills etc.) and its program of present quantitative and comparative demographic tools.

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