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Title: Some aspects of the economy of York in the later Middle Ages, 1300-1550
Author: Bartlett, James Neville
ISNI:       0000 0004 2720 4804
Awarding Body: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Current Institution: London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Date of Award: 1958
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This thesis makes no pretence of studying every aspect of York's economy. But an attempt has been made to elucidate the principal economic functions of York and to establich the main trends of its economic evolution in the later Middle Ages. The relative importance of the occupations pursued by York's citizens at various points of time has been discussed in Chapter I, and the three subsequent chapters are devoted to a detailed analysis of those occupations which seem to have been of outstanding importance both to the inhabitants of York and to men who lived many miles from the city. Chapter II examines the fortunes, products, and organisation of the cloth-making industry; Chapter III studies the changes in the nature and the value of the international trade conducted by York merchants at Hull; and Chapter IV considers the regional trade of York and the widespread activities or York merchants in England. Chapter V is concerned with trends in the size of York's population in the light of the developments discussed in the previous chapters. A separate chapter has then been devoted to the recruitment of York's population. Chapters VII and VIII investigate the financial and political rewards accruing to the members of various crafts and trades and examine in particular the factors uniting the governing class of the city, and the thesis is concluded with a summary of the main trends in the economy or York between 1300 and 1550.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: D111 Medieval History ; DA Great Britain ; HC Economic History and Conditions