Progress and Problems in Medieval England

Progress and Problems in Medieval England : Essays in Honour of Edward Miller

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The contributors to this collection of essays in honour of the distinguished medieval historian Edward Miller pay tribute by writing on the society and economy of England between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries. They address many of the most important themes of an era that witnessed profound change in rural, commercial, urban and industrial life, and they focus in particular on the progress achieved and the problems encountered. The subjects covered include the growth of London, the commercial and urban development of the north, Italian merchants and banking, overseas trade, taxation, farm servants, hunting and poaching, changing relations between landlords and tenants, the expansion of the economy in the twelfth century, and the great slump of the fifteenth. The book has been written by leading experts, and is a major contribution to English medieval economic and social history.
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  • Online resource
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 b/w illus.
  • 1139170953
  • 9781139170956

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'These fourteen essays all repay close reading. The book is a magnificent tribute to a great scholar.' Trevor John, University of Warwick '... stimulating, challenging, argumentative and altogether a fitting tribute to one of our most distinguished medieval historians'. English Historical Review
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Edward Miller: an appreciation George Holmes; 1. Economic development in the early twelfth century Edmund King; 2. Lothian and beyond: the economy of the 'English empire' of David I Ian Blanchard; 3. Boroughs, markets and trade in northern England, 1000-1216 Richard Britnell; 4. Peasant deer poachers in the medieval forest Jean Birrell; 5. The growth of London in the medieval economy Pamela Nightingale; 6. The bankruptcy of the Scali of Florence in England, 1326-8 Edmund Fryde; 7. The English export trade in cloth in the early fourteenth century Wendy R. Childs; 8. A medieval tax haven: Berwick upon Tweed and the English crown, 1333-1461 Anthony Tuck; 9. Taxation and communities in late medieval England Christopher Dyer; 10. Peasants and the collapse of the manorial economy on some Ramsey Abbey estates J. A. Raftis; 11. The famuli in the later middle ages David Farmer; 12. The great slump of the mid fifteenth century John Hatcher; 13. Lorenzo de' Medici's London branch George Holmes; 14. The trade of late medieval Chester Jenny Kermode.
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