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100 1  Miller, John,|d1946 July 5-|eauthor 
245 10 Early modern Britain :|b1450-1750 /|cJohn Miller, Queen 
       Mary, University of London 
264  1 Cambridge, United Kingdom :|bCambridge University Press,
300    xxviii, 462 pages :|billustrations, maps ;|c26 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Cambridge history of Britain ;|v3 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
505 0  Prologue: Kent, 1450 -- Kings, Lords and Peoples -- The 
       Lives of the People -- Monarchies and their Problems 1450-
       1536 -- Henry VIII's Reformation -- The Growth of 
       Protestantism to 1625 -- State and Society 1536-1625 1: 
       England and Wales -- State and Society 1536-1625 2: 
       Scotland and Ireland -- The Coming of War in Three 
       Kingdoms 1625-1642 -- British Wars, English Conquests 1642
       -1660 -- Empire -- Prosperity and Poverty, 1660-1750 -- 
       Money and Power : the Growth of the British State 1640-
       1750 -- Crown and Parliament 1660-1750: 1. England -- 
       Crown and Parliament 1660-1750: 2. Scotland and Ireland --
       The Fragmentation of Protestantism 1640-1750 -- Popular 
       Politics 1640-1750 -- Conclusion -- Glossary 
520 2  "The first two chapters will consider the societies and 
       governance of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales in 
       about 1450. Chapter one will focus on the workings of 
       power and law, with particular emphasis on kings and their
       more powerful subjects. Chapter two will consider the 
       economy--above all the relationship between landlords and 
       peasants--together with the lower levels of government and
       the functioning of communities, concluding with a 
       discussion of 'mental worlds', above all religion and the 
       spirit world. Both chapters emphasise diversity, which 
       derived from ethnic and linguistic differences and the 
       fundamental contrast between highland and lowland 
       societies. Highland regions tended to be sparsely 
       populated, dependent primarily on pastoral farming, with 
       few towns and limited trade. Lowland regions focused more 
       on arable farming, with larger villages, significant towns,
       and more developed manufactures and trade. In social and 
       cultural terms the most striking contrasts were those 
       between Celtic and what I shall very crudely describe as 
       'feudal' societies and governments, England and Scotland, 
       more especially Lowland Scotland. We shall consider the 
       development of systems of law and Parliaments, which 
       became the mechanisms through which kings could negotiate 
       with their more powerful subjects, levy taxes and make 
       laws. We shall also consider the ways in which 'feudalism'
       changed, in terms of the relationships between lord and 
       peasant, between greater and lesser lords, and between 
       lords and the king, concluding with a discussion of the 
       supposedly degenerate 'bastard' feudalism found in England
       by the mid fifteenth century"--|cProvided by publisher 
651  0 Great Britain|xHistory|yHouse of York, 1461-1485 
651  0 Great Britain|xHistory|yTudors, 1485-1603 
651  0 Great Britain|xHistory|yStuarts, 1603-1714 
651  0 Great Britain|xHistory|y1714-1837 
830  0 Cambridge history of Britain ;|v3 
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