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Medieval Suffolk: An Economic and Social History, 1200-1500
     

Medieval Suffolk: An Economic and Social History, 1200-1500

by Mark Bailey
 

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The late middle ages were without doubt the most interesting period in Suffolk's history. By the end of the eleventh century Suffolk was wealthy, densely populated, highly commercialised and urbanised; in the fourteenth century its people faced three of the most tumultuous events of the last millennium, the Great Famine (1315-22), the Black Death (1349) and the

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The late middle ages were without doubt the most interesting period in Suffolk's history. By the end of the eleventh century Suffolk was wealthy, densely populated, highly commercialised and urbanised; in the fourteenth century its people faced three of the most tumultuous events of the last millennium, the Great Famine (1315-22), the Black Death (1349) and the Peasants' Revolt (1381). Their response was flexible and innovative, because by 1500 Suffolk was one of the richest and most industrialised regions of England, with a strong economy based on cloth manufacture, fishing, dairying and tanning.

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In allying a mass of parochial detail to national and regional developments, as well as the broader historical debates, Bailey brings to the fore a scholarly ability to draw out the significant while also identifying the unusual.... this study has managed admirably to achieve its aim of being clear and informative, while also providing fascinating insights into the complexities of a local society and economy. ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843835295
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
02/18/2010
Series:
History of Suffolk
Pages:
358
Sales rank:
1,125,904
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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