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Towns in Medieval England

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This is the first collection of translated sources on towns in medieval England. It draws on the great variety of written evidence for this significant and dynamic period of urban development, and invites students to consider for themselves the challenges and opportunities presented by a wide range of primary written sources. The introduction and editorial commentary situate the extracts within the larger context of European urban history, against a longer chronological backdrop and in relation to the most up-to-date research. Suggestions for further reading enable the student to engage critically with the materials and encourage new work in the field. Collectively, the texts and commentary provide an overview of English medieval urban history, while the emphasis throughout is on the particular character and potential of each type of written evidence, from legal and administrative records to inventories of shops, and from letters and poetry to legendary civic histories. -- .

Product code: 9780719049088

ISBN 9780719049088
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW138
On Sale Date 21/06/2016
Series Manchester Medieval Sources
No. Of Pages 312
Publisher Manchester University Press
Assembles a diverse range of texts to encourage and facilitate the study of medieval towns - a fresh incentive following the collapse of the city-based Roman Empire, shaped by the cultural and commercial currents of the time. -- .