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The last thirty years have seen a huge growth of interest in local and family history, both as subjects for the general enthusiast and as an area of academic study. With over 2,000 entries this Companion provides detailed summaries of the latest knowledge in such fields as social, urban, agricultural, legal, family, and ecclesiastical history. Covering a broad canvas, from prehistory to the present day, and taking in the whole of the British isles, the Companion paints a vivid picture of rural and urban life. An ...
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Overview

The last thirty years have seen a huge growth of interest in local and family history, both as subjects for the general enthusiast and as an area of academic study. With over 2,000 entries this Companion provides detailed summaries of the latest knowledge in such fields as social, urban, agricultural, legal, family, and ecclesiastical history. Covering a broad canvas, from prehistory to the present day, and taking in the whole of the British isles, the Companion paints a vivid picture of rural and urban life. An appendix at the back of the book lists national and major county record offices along with special collections of national interest.
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Some 2,000 entries provide detailed summaries of the latest knowledge in social, urban, agricultural, legal, family, and ecclesiastical history in the British Isles, from prehistory to the present. Contains entries on key figures including writers, social commentators, and mapmakers; institutions and organizations; and activities from bear- baiting and Morris dancing to aerial photography and the use of computers. An appendix lists national and major county record offices and special collections. For general readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198602156
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Pages: 528

Meet the Author

About the Editor:
David Hey is Professor of Local and Family History and Dean of the Faculty of Educational Studies at Sheffield University. One of the most prolific experts in the field, he is the author of the popular Oxford Guide to Family History.

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