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Author Hey, David, author.

Title The grass roots of English history : local societies in England before the Industrial Revolution / David Hey.

Publication Info. London ; Oxford ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  942 H511g 2016    ---  Available
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Description x, 229 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Summary "In medieval and early modern Britain, people would refer to their local district as their 'country,' a term now largely forgotten but still used up until the First World War. Core groups of families that remained rooted in these 'countries,' often bearing distinctive surnames still in use today, shaped local culture and passed on their traditions. In The Grass Roots of English History, David Hey examines the differing nature of the various local societies that were found throughout England in these periods. The book provides an update on the progress that has been made in recent years in our understanding of the history of ordinary people living in different types of local societies throughout England, and demonstrates the value of studying the varied landscapes of England, from towns to villages, farmsteads, fields and woods to highways and lanes, and historic buildings from cathedrals to cottages. With its broad coverage from the medieval period up to the Industrial Revolution, the book shows how England's socio-economic landscape had changed over time, employing evidence provided by archaeology, architecture, botany, cultural studies, linguistics and historical demography. The Grass Roots of English History provides an up-to-date account of the present state of knowledge about ordinary people in local societies throughout England written by an authority in the field, and as such will be of great value to all scholars of local and family history"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-220) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: The Countries of England -- 2. The People of England -- 3. Organizing the Countryside : Villages, Hamlets and Farmsteads -- 4. England's Historic Towns and Cities -- 5. The Greatest Buildings in the Land -- 6. Parish Churches and Chapels -- 7. Timber-Framed Houses -- 8. Earning a Living in the Countryside -- 9. Packmen, Carriers and Watermen -- 10. Family Life and Society.
Subject England -- Social life and customs.
England -- History, Local.
England -- Rural conditions.
Country life -- England -- History.
Community life -- England -- History.
Families -- England -- History.
Landscapes -- Social aspects -- England -- History.
Social change -- England -- History.
Community life. (OCoLC)fst00871028
Country life. (OCoLC)fst00881405
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Landscapes -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01735942
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Rural conditions. (OCoLC)fst01101474
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
England (DE-588)4014770-8
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Local history. (OCoLC)fst01411631
ISBN 9781474262514 (hardback)
1474262511 (hardback)
9781474281645 (paperback)
1474281648 (paperback)
9781474262538 (ePDF)
9781474262521 (ePub)
Standard No. 60002097125

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