Towns and Local Communities in Medieval and Early Modern England

1st Edition

David M. Palliser

Published February 8, 2006
Reference - 280 Pages
ISBN 9780860789741 - CAT# Y234469
Series: Variorum Collected Studies

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Professor Palliser focuses here on towns in England in the centuries between the Norman Conquest and the Tudor period, on which he is an acknowledged authority. Urban topography, archaeology, economy, society and politics are all brought under review, and particular attention is given to relationships between towns and the Crown, to the evidence for migration into towns, and to the vexed question of urban fortunes in the 15th and 16th centuries. Two essays set urban history in a broader framework by considering recent work on town and village formation and on the development of parishes. The collection includes two hitherto unpublished studies and is introduced and put in context by a new survey of English towns from the 7th to the 16th centuries.

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