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Midland peasant the economic and social history of a Leicestershire village. by William George Hoskins

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Published by Macmillan, St. Martin"s Press in London, New York, NY .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Peasantry -- England.,
  • Wigston (England) -- History.

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD"1534"H6"1965
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 322 p. :
Number of Pages322
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20363276M

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This book is a study of the Midland peasant farmer and the open-field system in which he worked all his life as revealed through the records of Wigston Magna. Hoskins attempts to reconstruct this society transformed by the enclosures of the s which ‘altered its farming almost beyond recognition, and changed the entire culture and habits. The Midland Peasant book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5. This is an important book, which sets out the evidence for a range of surviving houses, drawing out what is common or rare in the Midland region, and placing the findings in a wider context. The authors have also raised a number of issues that need now to be tested in other regions as the study of the medieval peasant house moves towards a /5(3). The Midland Peasant: The Economic and Social History of a Leicestshire Village Hoskins, William G. Published by ACLS History E-Book Project ().

The aim of this lavishly illustrated book is to provide an in-depth study of the many medieval peasant houses still standing in Midland villages, and of their historical context. In particular, the combination of tree-ring and radiocarbon dating, detailed architectural study and documentary research illuminates both their nature and their status.   The aim of this lavishly illustrated book is to provide an in-depth study of the many medieval peasant houses still standing in Midland villages, and of their historical context. In particular, the combination of tree-ring and radiocarbon dating, detailed architectural study and documentary research illuminates both their nature and their : Nat Alcock. Origin and early history --The medieval manor, --The free tenants, --The medieval village and its fields --The manors and the land, --The peasant farmer in the Tudor period --The peasant society, --Wigston on the eve of the revolution --The enclosure, --The end of a peasant society --An excursus. Genre/Form: Electronic books History: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Hoskins, W.G. (William George), Midland peasant. London: Macmillan ; New.

  How the Black Death prompted a building boom It used to be thought that only high-class houses had survived from the Medieval period. Radiocarbon and tree-ring dating has now revealed that thousands of ordinary Medieval homes are still standing in the English Midlands, many incorporated into des res village houses. Chris Catling reports on how [ ]. William George Hoskins CBE FBA (22 May – 11 January ) was an English local historian who founded the first university department of English Local great contribution to the study of history was in the field of landscape s demonstrated the profound impact of human activity on the evolution of the English landscape in a pioneering book: The Making of the Known for: The Making of the English Landscape. THE MIDLAND PEASANT: The Economic and Social History of a Leicestershire Village. Book Description. Free postage in U.K. Author W.G. Hoskins. Date Share This Book. Other books. If you liked the book you've just seen, you might be interested in other books from the same dealer below.   The Midland Peasant by William G Hoskins, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(3).