Essays in the Economic and Social History of Tudor and Stuart England

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This celebrated collection of essays was first published in 1961 to mark the 80th birthday of the great historian and social reformer R. H. Tawney. The list of contributors contains several of the most English distinguished historians of the post-war period, including Lawrence Stone, Christopher Hill, Joan Thirsk, Gerald Aylmer and Donald Coleman, and many of the essays in this volume have since assumed classic status. The collection opens with F. J. Fisher's celebrated overview of 'Tawney's Century', defined as ...

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Overview

This celebrated collection of essays was first published in 1961 to mark the 80th birthday of the great historian and social reformer R. H. Tawney. The list of contributors contains several of the most English distinguished historians of the post-war period, including Lawrence Stone, Christopher Hill, Joan Thirsk, Gerald Aylmer and Donald Coleman, and many of the essays in this volume have since assumed classic status. The collection opens with F. J. Fisher's celebrated overview of 'Tawney's Century', defined as that period which separates the Dissolution of the Monasteries of the 1530s from the Great Rebellion of the 1640s.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521025522
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2006
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Tawney's century F. J. Fisher; 2. Protestantism and the rise of capitalism Christopher Hill; 3. Habitation versus improvement: the debate on enclosure by agreement Maurice Beresford; 4. Industries in the countryside Joan Thirsk; 5. The fruits of office: the case of Robert Cecil, first Earl of Salisbury, 1596-1612 Lawrence Stone; 6. England and the Mediterranean, 1570-1670 Ralph Davis; 7. Charles I and the city Robert Ashton; 8. The officers of the Exchequer, 1625-42 G. E. Aylmer; 9. The accounts of the kingdom, 1642-49 D. H. Pennington; 10. Sir John Banks, financier: an essay on Government borrowing under the later stuarts D. C. Coleman; Index.

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