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The Resource Contrasting communities : English villagers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Margaret Spufford

Contrasting communities : English villagers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Margaret Spufford

Label
Contrasting communities : English villagers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Title
Contrasting communities
Title remainder
English villagers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Spufford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a detailed history of the economic, educational and religious life of three contrasting communities, Chippenham, Orwell and Willingham in Cambridgeshire from 1525 to 1700. The three villages had very difference economic settings, in which the pattern of landholding changed over this period and the general and particular reasons for the changes that took place. The study also covers the educational opportunities open to the villagers, and examines religious affairs, the effect on peasant communities of the Reformation and the disturbance in the devotional life of the ordinary villager, which often culminated in dissent and disruption under the Commonwealth. Dr Spufford has penetrated into the social life of the English village at all levels, and with fascinating detail has created a whole social universe around her villagers or a 'picture in the round' view. The book will be invaluable to economic, social, and ecclesiastical historians of England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as well as historians of Britain generally, and those with a special interest in Cambridgeshire
Cataloging source
E7B
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Spufford, Margaret
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Villages
  • England
Label
Contrasting communities : English villagers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Margaret Spufford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. People, families and land -- The peopling of a county -- The problem: the disappearance of the small landowner -- The reality: the small landholder on the chalk: Chippenham -- The reality: the small landholder on the clay: Orwell -- The reality: the small landholder in the fens: Willingham -- General conclusions to part one -- pt. 2. The schooling of the peasantry -- A general view of schools and schoolmasters -- The elementary ability to write: Willingham and Orwell -- The importance of reading in the village community -- pt. 3. Parishioners and their religion -- Dissent before and after the commonwealth -- A general view of the laity in the diocese of Ely -- Fragmentation and the growth of sects -- The possible determinants of dissent -- The reality of religion for the villager -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn715168721
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st pbk. ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511470608
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)715168721
Label
Contrasting communities : English villagers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Margaret Spufford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. People, families and land -- The peopling of a county -- The problem: the disappearance of the small landowner -- The reality: the small landholder on the chalk: Chippenham -- The reality: the small landholder on the clay: Orwell -- The reality: the small landholder in the fens: Willingham -- General conclusions to part one -- pt. 2. The schooling of the peasantry -- A general view of schools and schoolmasters -- The elementary ability to write: Willingham and Orwell -- The importance of reading in the village community -- pt. 3. Parishioners and their religion -- Dissent before and after the commonwealth -- A general view of the laity in the diocese of Ely -- Fragmentation and the growth of sects -- The possible determinants of dissent -- The reality of religion for the villager -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn715168721
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st pbk. ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511470608
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)715168721

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