Peasant Petitions - Houston, R.
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This book examines the structures and texture of rural social relationships, using one type of document found in abundance over all the four component parts of Britain and Ireland: petitions from tenants to their landlords. The book offers unexpected angles on many aspects of society and economy on estates in the 17th and 18th centuries.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book examines the structures and texture of rural social relationships, using one type of document found in abundance over all the four component parts of Britain and Ireland: petitions from tenants to their landlords. The book offers unexpected angles on many aspects of society and economy on estates in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer Palgrave Macmillan; Palgrave Macmillan Uk
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-1-137-39408-8
  • 2014
  • Seitenzahl: 322
  • Erscheinungstermin: 2. Juli 2014
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 220mm x 151mm x 23mm
  • Gewicht: 523g
  • ISBN-13: 9781137394088
  • ISBN-10: 1137394080
  • Artikelnr.: 40579013
Autorenporträt
Robert Allan Houston is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of St Andrews, UK. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and St Andrews University before spending six years at Cambridge University, UK, as a research student (Peterhouse) and research fellow (Clare College).
Inhaltsangabe
PART I: INTRODUCTION: UNDERSTANDING THE RURAL SOCIETIES OF THE BRITISH ISLES 1. 'Unimportant Minorities': The Landholding Peasantry of Britain and Ireland, C.1600-1850 2. People Above and Below: 'Landlordism', 'Estate Studies', and Relationships Between Owners and Workers of Land 3. Methodologies: The Practice and Theory of Petitions, and the Choice Of Estates PART II: LANDED ESTATES: PERSONNEL, ORGANISATION, DOCUMENTATION, AND ELEMENTS OF VARIANCE 4. Stewards and Other Estate Officials 5. The Estates and the Petitions 6. Petitions and the Rhythms of Estate Life 7. Empty Spaces: The Missing Estate Petitions of Eighteenth- and Early-Nineteenth-Century Wales PART III: AUTHORSHIP, PHYSICAL FORM, AND WRITTEN STYLE OF PETITIONS 8. Authenticity and Authorship 9. Physical Form 10. Address 11. Ending 12. Delivery and Receipt PART IV: THE CONTENT OF PETITIONS 13. The North of Ireland, C.1750-1850 14. North-West England, c.1600-1800 15. The Highland Margin of Scotland, C.1770-1860 V. LAND,

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"This is an innovative book. It draws on a neglected body of documents to shed light on rural society in parts of Britain which are too often seen as peripheral to its economic and social development. It offers a great deal of food for thought that future historians would be wise to build upon." (Jane Whittle, English Historical Review, Vol. 131 (551), August, 2016)