2nd Edition

Medieval England A Social History and Archaeology from the Conquest to 1600 AD

By Colin Platt Copyright 1979
    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    310 Pages
    by Routledge

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    By drawing equally on the work of historians and archaeologists, Colin Platt puts forward a view of English medieval society in which there is much that is new and unexpected. Medieval England brings together a wide range of themes, from castle and palace to peasant hovel, from the great cathedrals and monasteries to the parish churches and `alien' cells. The book is fully illustrated, the pictures being an integral part of the text.For this re-issue Professor Platt has written a new preface which updates the work with a survay of archaeological and historical developments in the last decade.

    Preface and Acknowledgments, Preface to the I994 Edition I The Anglo-Norman Settlement 2 Economic Growth 3 Set-back 4 After the Black Death 5 Stability at a Reduced Level: the Church 6 Conspicuous Waste 7 Reorientation under the Tudors


    Colin Platt

    ' ... an admirable characterisation of the period and a great illumination. The book is handsomely produced and generously illustrated...' - Teaching History

    'This is a splendid work ... fluently written by a scholar; it ought to be in every school and college library.' - Times Literary Supplement