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Britnell, R. H.

Works: 72 works in 295 publications in 3 languages and 8,229 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Bibliography  Local history  Case studies  Church history  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Translator
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Most widely held works by R. H Britnell
Land and family : trends and local variations in the peasant land market on the Winchester bishopric estates, 1263-1415 by John Mullan( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Agriculture and rural society after the Black Death : common themes and regional variations by R. H Britnell( )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on agriculture and rural society in the late Middle Ages, in particular following the Black Death. It combines a broad perspective on agrarian problems with illustrative material from local and regional research
Pragmatic literacy, East and West, 1200-1330( )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The commercialisation of English society, 1000-1500 by R. H Britnell( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The commercialisation of English society offers a major new interpretation of social and economic change in England over five centuries. By 1500 English livelihoods depended more upon money and commercial transactions than ever before; the institutional framework of markets had been transformed, and urban development was more pronounced. These changes were not, however, caused by any unilinear development of population, output or money supply. This pioneering study examines both institutional and economic transformation, and the social changes that resulted, and stresses the limited importance of formal trading institutions for the development of local trade. Commercial transition is throughout analysed from a broader perspective that looks at the changing power relations within medieval society (which might loosely be described as feudal), and considers how these relations were affected by such commercial development."--Jacket
The closing of the Middle Ages? : England, 1471-1529 by R. H Britnell( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daily life in the late Middle Ages by R. H Britnell( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was life like in the towns and villages of medieval England? The full range of medieval life is covered, from the town life of medieval York and London to the life of peasants in the Durham and Warwickshire countryside. Drawing on newly discovered firsthand accounts, the book tells of leisure pursuits, religious practices, fashions, life at home and in the workshop or field, with sections on women in late medieval households, the peasant economy, the role of money in rent payments, and changing features of parish religion before the Reformation
Progress and problems in medieval England : essays in honour of Edward Miller by R. H Britnell( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each of the essays is original and contains the fruits of new research. The subjects covered include the growth of London, the commercial and urban development of the north, Italian merchants and banking, overseas trade, taxation, farm servants, hunting and poaching, changing relations between landlords and tenants, the expansion of the economy in the twelfth century and the great slump of the fifteenth. The book has been written by leading experts, and is a major contribution to English medieval economic and social history
Growth and decline in Colchester, 1300-1525 by R. H Britnell( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of one of England's principal cloth towns during the late Middle Ages. It draws extensively upon unpublished records in Colchester and elsewhere, and is the first history of a medieval English town to analyse in conjunction the relationships between overseas trade, urban development and changes in rural society. First it describes Colchester in the earlier fourteenth century, its trade, its agricultural setting and its form of government. The book then shows how cloth-making grew in Colchester after the Black Death and how the population increased until about 1414. The implications of this for the government of the borough and for the town's role in the local economy are discussed. The last section shows that Colchester's growth was not sustained through the fifteenth century, and examines some of the causal links between economic contraction, institutional change in the borough and agrarian depression in the surrounding countryside
North-east England in the later Middle Ages( )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The medieval development of the distinct region of north-east England explored through close examination of landscape, religion and history"--Provided by publisher
Commercial activity, markets and entrepreneurs in the Middle Ages : essays in honour of Richard Britnell by Ben Dodds( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Numerous aspects of the medieval economy are covered in this collection of essays, from business fraud and changes in wages to the production of luxury goods
Britain and Ireland 1050-1530 : economy and society by R. H Britnell( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the first volume in the Economic and Social History of Britain series, this book analyses the economic and social history of both Britain and Ireland between 1050 and 1530. It is unique in its integrated coverage of Scotland, Wales, and Ireland as well as England at this time."--BOOK JACKET
Thirteenth century England II : proceedings of the Newcastle upon Tyne conference 1987 by Thirteenth Century Conference( )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of the political, social, cultural, economic and ecclesiastical history of medieval England re-examined
The McFarlane legacy : studies in late medieval politics and society( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers, originally delivered at the ninth colloquium of fifteenth-century historians, explore the major themes of political and constitutional history on which McFarlane wrote. Three contributions - G.L. Harriss, 'The Dimensions of Politics'; Christine Carpenter, 'Political and Constitutional History: Before and After McFarlane'; and A.J. Gross, 'K.B. McFarlane and the Determinists: the Fallibilities of the English Kings, c. 1399-c. 1520' - look at the wider interpretative framework and reassess McFarlane's influential perception of the character of fifteenth-century politics. Others take up and explore particular themes upon which his writings touched: Anthony Tuck discusses Henry IV's foreign policy; I.M.W. Harvey considers whether there was popular politics in fifteenth-century England; Simon Payling traces the development of marriage contracts; Simon Walker examines the reasons why some kings came to be celebrated as popular saints; and Linda Clark examines the role of magnates and their affinities in the parliaments of 1386-1421
A commercialising economy : England 1086 to c. 1300( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this volume employ a range of sources and approaches to bring fresh light upon these important questions and open up a major field of historical debate. Amongst other innovations, estimates of English national income in the Middle Ages are here attempted for the first time
Vernacular literature and current affairs in the early sixteenth century : France, England, and Scotland by Jennifer Britnell( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This title was first published in 2000: The printed writings of the most important authors of the sixteenth century are characterised by frequent references to current affairs. This collection brings together essays by literary scholars and historians of the era to discuss various ways in which those writing in the vernacular during the early sixteenth century responded to contemporary events. The papers in this volume also demonstrate how the spread of literacy was of fundamental significance for the economics of book production, and for ways in which political power was exercised and expressed, as well as for the development of new literary forms of critical and occasional writing."--Provided by publisher
Thirteenth century England( )

in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Markets, trade and economic development in England and Europe, 1050-1550 by R. H Britnell( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England's economy between 1050 and 1550 mirrored that of much of continental Europe in its growing dependence upon trade over both short distances and long. The essays in this collection are the fruit of forty years of research into the complex and interrelated issues involved. Describing this change can be achieved in part through quantitative indices, such as the number and size of towns, markets and fairs, and the volume of monetary circulation. A full account also requires a discussion of widespread changes of work experience, customary practices and moral values as households became more dependent upon markets. In addition, the evidence of transformative commercial growth in the medieval period gives rise to numerous questions concerning its relationship to more modern times. Modern economic growth and modern capitalism have often been contrasted starkly with medieval economic stagnation and traditionalism, but recent research implies a more continuous process of economic development than that implied by these older stereotypes. Many of the items in this collection are also relevant to this more discursive aspect of medieval commercialisation
Records of the Borough of Crossgate, Durham 1312-1531 by England) Crossgate (Durham( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and Latin and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Winchester pipe rolls and medieval English society( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durham Priory manorial accounts, 1277-1310 by Durham Priory( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Latin and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Land and family : trends and local variations in the peasant land market on the Winchester bishopric estates, 1263-1415
Agriculture and rural society after the Black Death : common themes and regional variationsPragmatic literacy, East and West, 1200-1330The commercialisation of English society, 1000-1500The closing of the Middle Ages? : England, 1471-1529Daily life in the late Middle AgesProgress and problems in medieval England : essays in honour of Edward MillerGrowth and decline in Colchester, 1300-1525North-east England in the later Middle Ages
Alternative Names
Britnell, R. H.

Britnell, R. H. (Richard Hugh)

Britnell, Richard

Britnell Richard 1944-....

Britnell, Richard 1944-2013

Britnell, Richard H.

Britnell, Richard Hugh

Britnell, Richard Hugh 1944-

Britnell, Richard Hugh 1944-2013

Richard Britnell British historian

Richard Britnell Brits historicus (1944-2013)

English (194)

Latin (3)

Spanish (1)