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The Resource The creation of a community : the city of Wells in the Middle Ages, David Gary Shaw

The creation of a community : the city of Wells in the Middle Ages, David Gary Shaw

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The creation of a community : the city of Wells in the Middle Ages
Title
The creation of a community
Title remainder
the city of Wells in the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
David Gary Shaw
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is the first scholarly history of the city of Wells in the Middle Ages. David Gary Shaw traces the growth of Wells from a rural manor into the prosperous borough it became by the late twelfth century. Dr Shaw examines the variety of trades which flourished in Wells - including tanning, glove-making, and cloth-manufacture - and analyses the composition of the burgess community
  • He explores the importance of the family, the extent of social mobility, the position of women, and the roles of conviviality on the one hand, and religion on the other, in shaping communal activity and communal spirit. Dr Shaw makes full use of the rich archives of Wells to present in vivid and telling detail the anatomy of a medieval borough
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Shaw, David Gary
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford historical monographs
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  • Urbanization
  • Wells (England)
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The creation of a community : the city of Wells in the Middle Ages, David Gary Shaw
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [294]-316) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Origins. 1. The Early Church. 2. The Development of the Town -- 2. The Size of a Small Town. 1. The Physical City. 2. The Smaller Town in Medieval Europe. 3. Size of Population. 4. Population Change: Dilapidation and Decayed Rents. 5. Population Change: The Admissions List. 6. Migration. 7. Relative Size -- 3. Economy. 1. Occupational Structure. 2. Cloth-Making. 3. Wells and its Countryside. 4. Trade. 5. Labour. 6. Conclusion: Qualifying Urban Decline -- 4. The Balance of Authority. 1. The Burgesses' Power, c.1300. 2. The Moment of Crisis. 3. The Community's Resources. 4. The Accommodation -- 5. Conclusion -- 5. The Social History of the Borough Community, 1377-1500. 1. Membership. 2. Socio-Economic Composition. 3. Participation and Office-Holding. 4. Trades and 'Power'. 5. Oligarchy -- 6. The Culture of the Borough Community, 1377-1510. 1. The Community Ideal. 1. The Institutions of Community -- 7. The Social World Completed. 1. The Foreigners: A Neglected Social Category
  • 2. Economic and Political Situation. 3. Poverty. 4. The Scope of Poverty. 5. Women -- 6. Conclusion -- 8. The Culture of the Church. 1. The Cathedral. 2. The Parish. 3. The Parish Guilds. 4. Chantry and Community. 5. Prayer. 6. Alms: The Giving. 7. Education. 8. New Lives. 9. Heterodoxy and Control -- 10. Conclusion -- Conclusion: The Complexity of Small Things -- App. I. Wells Bishops -- App. II. Stewards and Masters of Wells Borough
Control code
27066335
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780198204015
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1547118
Label
The creation of a community : the city of Wells in the Middle Ages, David Gary Shaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [294]-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Origins. 1. The Early Church. 2. The Development of the Town -- 2. The Size of a Small Town. 1. The Physical City. 2. The Smaller Town in Medieval Europe. 3. Size of Population. 4. Population Change: Dilapidation and Decayed Rents. 5. Population Change: The Admissions List. 6. Migration. 7. Relative Size -- 3. Economy. 1. Occupational Structure. 2. Cloth-Making. 3. Wells and its Countryside. 4. Trade. 5. Labour. 6. Conclusion: Qualifying Urban Decline -- 4. The Balance of Authority. 1. The Burgesses' Power, c.1300. 2. The Moment of Crisis. 3. The Community's Resources. 4. The Accommodation -- 5. Conclusion -- 5. The Social History of the Borough Community, 1377-1500. 1. Membership. 2. Socio-Economic Composition. 3. Participation and Office-Holding. 4. Trades and 'Power'. 5. Oligarchy -- 6. The Culture of the Borough Community, 1377-1510. 1. The Community Ideal. 1. The Institutions of Community -- 7. The Social World Completed. 1. The Foreigners: A Neglected Social Category
  • 2. Economic and Political Situation. 3. Poverty. 4. The Scope of Poverty. 5. Women -- 6. Conclusion -- 8. The Culture of the Church. 1. The Cathedral. 2. The Parish. 3. The Parish Guilds. 4. Chantry and Community. 5. Prayer. 6. Alms: The Giving. 7. Education. 8. New Lives. 9. Heterodoxy and Control -- 10. Conclusion -- Conclusion: The Complexity of Small Things -- App. I. Wells Bishops -- App. II. Stewards and Masters of Wells Borough
Control code
27066335
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780198204015
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1547118

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