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Social England in the Fifteenth Century (Routledge Revivals)

A Study of the Effects of Economic Conditions, 1st Edition

By Annie Abram


244 pages

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Annie Abram was born in London in 1869 and died in Sussex in 1930. She contributed significantly to the twentieth-century historiography of late medieval England, researching the social, cultural and religious mores of the English laity and clergy. First published in 1909, this title explores the impact of economic changes on society during the fifteenth century. This was a period of important developments both socially and economically, which witnessed the rise of the middle class through industrialisation, agrarian change, and the growing economic and commercial character of towns. The chapters discuss these areas, as well as the industrial position of women and children, the economic position of the Church and the development of a national character. This is a fascinating classic work, which will be of great value to students researching the socio-economic history of late medieval England.

Table of Contents

Introductory note; Part I: The Economic Changes of the Fifteenth Century 1. Industrial Changes 2. Agrarian Changes 3. Commercial Changes 4. Financial Changes; Part II: The Effects Produced by Economic Changes Upon English Social Life in the Fifteenth Century 1. The Structure of Society 2. The Rise of the Middle Class 3. The Economic Position of the Church 4. The Labour Problem 5. The Industrial Position of Women and Children 6. The Standard of Living 7. Everyday Life in the Fifteenth Century 8. Development of National Character; Appendices; Bibliography; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Medieval