Neighbourhood and Society: A London Suburb in the Seventeenth Century

Neighbourhood and Society: A London Suburb in the Seventeenth Century

by Jeremy Boulton, Boulton Jeremy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521021308

ISBN-13: 9780521021302

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a pioneering social and economic study of a London suburban parish in the seventeenth century, which sheds new light on the important but relatively neglected topic of London's social history. Chapters on demography, social and occupational structure, topography, population turnover and residential mobility, and neighbourly relations, lead to a

Overview

This book is a pioneering social and economic study of a London suburban parish in the seventeenth century, which sheds new light on the important but relatively neglected topic of London's social history. Chapters on demography, social and occupational structure, topography, population turnover and residential mobility, and neighbourly relations, lead to a discussion of the involvement of the inhabitants of the district in local government and church ceremonial. Throughout, social and economic features of the neighbourhood are compared to those found elsewhere in London, and in other towns and cities, in early modern England. The book will therefore be of interest to all concerned with the behaviour of the town dweller in the past, and will serve as a springboard for further historical studies of urban society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521021302
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series, #5
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The demographic background; 3. Earning a living in early seventeenth-century Southwark; 4. Wealth and social structure; 5. Household structure and the household economy; 6. Power, status and social mobility; 7. Residential patterns and property ownership; 8. The dynamics of a local community; 9. Social relationships in the urban neighbourhood; 10. The institutional structure of the neighbourhood; 11. Conclusion: neighbourhood and society in seventeenth-century; Bibliography; Index.

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