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The Age of Elizabeth
England Under the Later Tudors





ISBN 9780582013223
Published March 15, 1992 by Routledge
542 Pages

 
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Book Description

This famous book was the first up-to-date survey of its field for a generation; even today, when work on early modern social history proliferates, it remains the only general economic history of the age. This second edition, substantially revised and expanded, is clear in outline, rich in detail, stressing continuity as well as change, balancing the glamour of privilege with the misery and privation of the poor, and dealing with the dark side of Tudor life -- vagabondage, starvation, superstition and cruelty -- as well as its heroic achievements.

Table of Contents

The greatest Isle; population; society and social change; wealth and poverty; the great inflation; agriculture and rural change; London and the towns; crafts and industries; traffics and discoveries; government, law and order; church and belief; culture and society; conclusion; appendix 1 - harvests, prices and wages; appendix 2 - the authorship of the discourse; appendix 3 - the dates of Harrison's and Smith's descriptions; appendix 4 - sources for urban occupations.

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