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    Medieval British Towns (Social History in Perspective) (Hardback) By (author) Heather Swanson


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    DescriptionHeather Swanson sets out to explain the reasons for the explosion of town foundation throughout the British Isles from the twelfth century onward and charts the subsequent development of towns to the early sixteenth century. The growth of urban economies up to the early fourteenth century and the contentious issue of whether towns declined in the later middle ages are central concerns of the book. The comparative approach adopted by the author illuminates the diverging experiences of towns in the four different countries of the British Isles, but also sets them within the overall context of a shared value system where social cohesion was provided by the church.

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    Medieval British Towns
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Heather Swanson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 161
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312223267
    ISBN 10: 0312223269

    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026030
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 307.76094209
    Thema V1.0: JBSD, NHD, NHDJ
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    01 October 1999