The World of Rural Dissenters, 1520-1725by Margaret Spufford
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 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.
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Table of ContentsPreface; 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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