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Title A social history of England, 900-1200 / edited by Julia Crick and Elisabeth van Houts
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  HN398.E5 S678 2011    AVAILABLE    30530001149160
Descript xv, 454 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 427-445) and index
Introduction / Julia Crick and Elisabeth van Houts -- I.1. Land Use and People / Robin Fleming; I.2. Water and land / Stephen Rippon; I.3. Forest and upland / Oliver Rackham; I.4. Mineral resources / Peter Claughton; I.5. Health and disease / Carole Rawcliffe -- II.1. Authority and Community / Bruce O'Brien; II.2. Lordship and labour / Stephen Baxter; II.3. Order and justice / John Hudson; II.4. . War and violence / John Hudson; II.5. Family, marriage, kinship / Elisabeth van Houts; II.6. Poor and powerless / David A.E. Pelteret -- III.1. Towns and their Hinterlands / David Griffiths; III.2. Commerce and markets / Richard Britnell; III.3. Urban planning / Julia Barrow; III.4. Urban populations and association / Charles West -- IV.1. Invasion and Migration / Elisabeth van Houts; IV.2. Ethnicity and acculturation / D.M. Hadley; IV.3. Intermarriage / Elisabeth van Houts; IV.4. The Jews / Anna Sapir Abulafia -- V.1. Religion and Belief / Carl Watkins; V.2. Rites of passage and pastoral care / Sarah Hamilton; V.3. Saints and cults / Paul Anthony Hayward; V.4. Public spectacle / Tom Licence; V.5. Textual communities (Latin) / Teresa Webber; V.6 Textual communities (vernacular) / Elaine Treharne -- VI.1. Learning and Training / Julia Crick; VI.2. Information and its retrieval / Nicholas Karn; VI.3. Esoteric knowledge / Andy Orchard; VI.4. Medical practice and theory / Carole Rawcliffe; VI.5. Subversion / Martha Bayless
"The years between 900 and 1200 saw transformative social change in Europe, including the creation of extensive town-dwelling populations and the proliferation of feudalised elites and bureaucratic monarchies. In England these developments were complicated and accelerated by repeated episodes of invasion, migration and changes of regime. In this book, scholars from disciplines including history, archaeology and literature reflect on the major trends which shaped English society in these years of transition and select key themes which encapsulate the period. The authors explore the landscape of England, its mineral wealth, its towns and rural life, the health, behaviour and obligations of its inhabitants, patterns of spiritual and intellectual life and the polyglot nature of its population and culture. What emerges is an insight into the complexity, diversity and richness of this formative period of English history"-- Provided by publisher
Subject England -- Social conditions
England -- Economic conditions
Alt Author Crick, Julia C., 1963-
Van Houts, Elisabeth M. C
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