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Title: A social and economic study of the late medieval peasantry : Alrewas, Staffordshire, in the fourteenth century
Author: Graham, Helena
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1994
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This is a study of the manor of Alrewas, Staffordshire, in the fourteenth century. Manorial court rolls, lay subsidies, a rental, inquisitions post-mortem, and poll tax listings have been utilised to study the nature of the lordship of this manor in the west midlands for the years 1327-1375. The peasant community and society has also been studied to identify social and economic differentiation between the peasantry, ways in which there was communal organisation and cooperation; and, cooperation and conflict with the lord. In addressing these issues, village by-laws, the crafts and trades, and the peasant land market have all been closely analysed. Finally, peasant society at the family and household level has been studied to assess whether there was a correlation between household/family size and landed wealth. Throughout all areas of investigation, a comparison has been made between the pre and post Black Death periods.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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