Population And Society In An East Devon Parish: Reproducing Colyton 1540-1840 by Pamela Sharpe, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Population And Society In An East Devon Parish: Reproducing Colyton 1540-1840

Population And Society In An East Devon Parish: Reproducing Colyton 1540-1840

by Pamela Sharpe
     
 

This book is a vivid and refreshing consideration of everyday life in a town visited by plague, Civil War, religious radicalism and industrial changes. What really happened in the place once described as 'the most rebellious town in Devon'? 

The town of Colyton in Devon has been intensively analysed by historians interested in population trends, but this

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This book is a vivid and refreshing consideration of everyday life in a town visited by plague, Civil War, religious radicalism and industrial changes. What really happened in the place once described as 'the most rebellious town in Devon'? 

The town of Colyton in Devon has been intensively analysed by historians interested in population trends, but this book combines demographic information with extensive details of the economy, society and local politics of the parish and region. This finely-grained, micro-history stresses the diversity of local experience and exposes many facets of the lives of ordinary individuals during the period. 

The book provides valuable new material on religious radicalism, agricultural changes, economic development, local politics, poverty and welfare policies as well as the history of the family and lifecycle in a small town.

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The English parish of Colyton has been extensively studied, so that its demographic changes are easily available to researchers. Sharpe (research fellow, U. of Western Australia) attempts to describe the reasons for demographic change with a discussion that moves beyond common reliance on purely economic factors. Statistics are mixed with personal stories of parish residents in separate chapters on politics, religion, commercial trade, agricultural economy, demographics, and life cycles. Distributed by David Brown Book Co. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859896559
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
South-West Studies
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Pamela Sharpe is Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia in Perth. Until 1999 she was Lecturer in Social and Economic History at University of Bristol. Her books include Chronicling Poverty: the Voices and Strategies of the English Poor, 1640-1840 (Macmillan, 1997), Women's Work: the English Experience, 1650-1914 (Arnold, 1998), Women, Gender and Labour Migration: Historical and Global Perspectives (Routledge, 2001).

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