An Age of Transition?: Economy and Society in England in the Later Middle Ages

An Age of Transition?: Economy and Society in England in the Later Middle Ages

by Christopher Dyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 019921526X

ISBN-13: 9780199215263

Pub. Date: 05/17/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Christopher Dyer examines the transition in the economy and society of England between 1250 and 1550. Using new sources of evidence, he demonstrates that important structural changes after 1350 built on the commercial growth of the thirteenth century. He shows that development of individual property, response to new consumption patterns, and use of credit and

Overview

Christopher Dyer examines the transition in the economy and society of England between 1250 and 1550. Using new sources of evidence, he demonstrates that important structural changes after 1350 built on the commercial growth of the thirteenth century. He shows that development of individual property, response to new consumption patterns, and use of credit and investment, came from the peasantry rather than the aristocracy. An Age of Transition?, a significant new work by a top medievalist, reveals how England was set on course to become the 'first industrial nation'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199215263
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/17/2007
Series:
Ford Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. A New Middle Ages
2. Community and Privacy
3. Authority and Freedom
4. Consumption and Investment
5. Subsistence and Markets
6. Work and Leisure
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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