Medieval England: A Social History and Archaeology from the Conquest to 1600 A.D

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Contents
Illustrations vii
Preface and Acknowledgments xiii
Preface to the 1994 Edition xvii
1 The Anglo-Norman Settlement The Domesday survey (pp. 1-2); the first post-Conquest castles (pp. 2-6); motte-and-bailey earthwork castles and the first stone keeps (pp. 6-16); cathedrals and monasteries (pp. 16-24); parish churches (pp. 24-9) 1
2 Economic Growth The boroughs (pp. 30-6); the villages (pp. 36-42); assarting in forests and fens (pp. 42-4); demesne farming, the park, and the manor (pp. 44-61); building programmes at the greater churches (pp. 61-70); the friars (pp. 70-3); reorganization and the parish church (pp. 73-9); improving building standards at royal and episcopal palaces (pp. 80-3); the stone castle (pp. 83-90) 30
3 Set-back Overpopulation (pp. 91-3); deterioration of climate (pp. 93-5); the agrarian crisis of the early fourteenth century (pp. 96-9); inflation (pp. 99-102); distribution of wealth-inequalities and the main families (pp. 102-8); deteriorating public order (pp. 108-11); defensive moats (pp. 111-15); professionalization of crafts and the potter (pp. 115-25) 91
4 After the Black Death Mortality and the leasing of the demesnes (pp. 126-9); dilapidations and desertions in the villages (pp. 129-31); the yeoman farmer (pp. 131-4); the dissolution of the village community (pp. 124-7) 126

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Medieval England: A Social History and Archaeology from the Conquest to 1600 A.D
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Preface and Acknowledgments xiii
  • Preface to the 1994 Edition xvii
  • 1 - The Anglo-Norman Settlement 1
  • 2 - Economic Growth 30
  • 3 - Set-Back 91
  • 4 - After the Black Death 126
  • 5 - Stability at a Reduced Level: the Church 138
  • 6 - Conspicuous Waste 173
  • 7 - Reorientation Under the Tudors 205
  • Abbreviations 251
  • Notes and References 252
  • Index 284
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