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Deserted villages revisited

Author: Christopher Dyer; Richard Jones
Publisher: Hertfordshire : University of Hertfordshire Press, 2010.
Series: Explorations in local and regional history, v. 3.
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Assembling leading experts on the subject, this account explores the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of thousands of villages and smaller settlements in England and Wales between 1340 and 1750. By revisiting the deserted villages, this breakthrough study addresses questions that have plagued archaeologists, geographers, and historians since the 1940s, including why they were deserted, why some villages  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Dyer; Richard Jones
ISBN: 9781905313792 1905313799
OCLC Number: 573576554
Description: xix, 207 pages : illustrations, tables, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 The origins and development of deserted village studies Christopher Taylor 2 Contrasting patterns of village and hamlet desertion in England Richard Jones 3 Villages in crisis: social dislocation and desertion, 1370-1520 Christopher Dyer 4 Dr Hoskins I presume! Field visits in the footsteps of a pioneer Paul Everson and Graham Brown 5 Houses and communities: archaeological evidence for variation in medieval peasant experience Sally V. Smith 6 Deserted medieval villages and the objects from them David A. Hinton 7 The desertion of Wharram Percy village and its wider context Stuart Wrathmell 8 Understanding village desertion in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries John Broad 9 Abandoning the uplands: depopulation among dispersed settlements in western Britain Robert Silvester 10 'At Pleasure's Lordly Call': the archaeology of emparked settlements Tom Williamson 11 Deserted villages revisited: in the past, the present and future Richard Jones and Christopher Dyer
Series Title: Explorations in local and regional history, v. 3.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Dyer and Richard Jones.

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Thousands of villages and smaller settlements were deserted in England and Wales, mostly between 1340 and 1750. Why were they deserted? Why did some villages survive while others were abandoned? What  Read more...

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"This is a stimulating book, which sparkles with Dyer's selection of telling examples and his eye for nuance." --"Economic History Review" on "An Age of Transition"

 
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