The World of Rural Dissenters, 1520-1725

The World of Rural Dissenters, 1520-1725

by Margaret Spufford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521410614

ISBN-13: 9780521410618

Pub. Date: 04/11/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

There has been dispute among social historians about whether only the more prosperous in village society were involved in religious practice. By examining the taxation records of sufficiently large groups of dissenters and church wardens, this book presents a factual solution. It also uses economic sources, and information on communications and population mobility, in

Overview

There has been dispute among social historians about whether only the more prosperous in village society were involved in religious practice. By examining the taxation records of sufficiently large groups of dissenters and church wardens, this book presents a factual solution. It also uses economic sources, and information on communications and population mobility, in essays that are not normally grouped with ecclesiastical material. This is a book that breaks new ground, offering fresh material for ecclesiastical, cultural, demographic and economic historians of the early modern period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521410618
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/11/2008
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The importance of religion in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Margaret Spufford; 2. The social and economic status of the later Lollards Derek Plumb; 3. A gathered church? Lollards and their society Derek Plumb; 4. The origins, function, and status of the office of churchwarden, with particular reference to the diocese of Ely Eric Carlson; 5. The gravestone of Thomas Lawrence revisited, or the Family of Love and the local community in Balsham, 1560–1630 Christopher Marsh; 6. Piety in the pedlar's pack: continuity and change, 1578–1630 Tessa Watt; 7. The mobility and descent of dissenters in the Chiltern Hundreds Michael Frearson, Nesta Evans and Peter Spufford; 8. The social and economic status of post-Restoration dissenters, 1660–1725 Bill Stevenson; 9. The social integration of post-Restoration dissenters, 1660–1725 Bill Stevenson; 10. Critical conclusion Patrick Collinson; Appendices.

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