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The Resource An age of transition? : economy and society in England in the later Middle Ages, Christopher Dyer

An age of transition? : economy and society in England in the later Middle Ages, Christopher Dyer

Label
An age of transition? : economy and society in England in the later Middle Ages
Title
An age of transition?
Title remainder
economy and society in England in the later Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Dyer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This new work by a prominent medievalist focuses on the period of transition between 1250 and 1550, when the wealth and power of the great lords was threatened and weakened, and when new social groups emerged and new methods of production were adopted. Professor Dyer examines both the commercial growth of the thirteenth century, and the restructuring of farming, trade, and industry in the fifteenth. The subjects investigated include the balance between individuals and the collective interests of families and villages. The role of the aristocracy and in particular the gentry are scrutinized, and emphasis placed on the initiatives taken by peasants, traders, and craftsmen
  • The growth in consumption moved the economy in new directions after 1350, and this encouraged investment in productive enterprises. A commercial mentality persisted and grew, and producers, such as farmers, profited from the market. Many people lived on wages, but not enough of them to justify describing the sixteenth-century economy as capitalist. The conclusions are supported by research in sources not much used before, such as wills, and non-written evidence, including buildings."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
UKM
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1944-
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Dyer, Christopher
Dewey number
942.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC254
LC item number
.D928 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Ford lectures
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  • England
  • England
  • England
  • England
Label
An age of transition? : economy and society in England in the later Middle Ages, Christopher Dyer
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Publication
Note
"The Ford Lectures delivered in the University of Oxford in Hilary Term 2001."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A new Middle Ages -- Community and privacy -- Authority and freedom -- Consumption and investment -- Subsistence and markets -- Work and leisure -- Conclusion
Control code
57528662
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 293 pages
Isbn
9780198221661
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2005272859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
An age of transition? : economy and society in England in the later Middle Ages, Christopher Dyer
Publication
Note
"The Ford Lectures delivered in the University of Oxford in Hilary Term 2001."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A new Middle Ages -- Community and privacy -- Authority and freedom -- Consumption and investment -- Subsistence and markets -- Work and leisure -- Conclusion
Control code
57528662
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 293 pages
Isbn
9780198221661
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2005272859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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