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Decline and Growth in English Towns 1400-1640 By Alan Dyer (University of Wales, Bangor)

Decline and Growth in English Towns 1400-1640 by Alan Dyer (University of Wales, Bangor)

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Summary

Historians have long disputed whether English towns were in decline in the period 1400-1640. This book reviews the literature of the controversy, guides the reader through it, and adds new insights derived from the author's own research. This is a book both for students beginning the study of the subject and for their teachers.

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Decline and Growth in English Towns 1400-1640 by Alan Dyer (University of Wales, Bangor)

Although historians have always studied towns, widespread interest in urban history as a specialised historical field is relatively recent. This fashion has stimulated the development of a major controversy about the fortunes of towns in England between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries. Some see them as prone to crisis and frequently subject to decay, while others have held that many of them prospered in these centuries. This book guides the reader through the controversy, summarises the opposing arguments, and adds new insights derived from the author's own research. Alan Dyer argues that the problem lay in the rise and decline of regional economies rather than the rise and decline of the towns which lay in those regions. An extensive bibliography with notes helps the reader to come to his or her own conclusions.

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"...worthwhile text..." The Sixteenth Century Journal

Table of Contents

List of maps; Note on references; Acknowledgement; 1. Introduction; 2. The background to the controversy; 3. Urban fortunes before 1450; 4. Urban crisis at the end of the middle ages; 5. The problems of evidence; 6. Expansion and decline 1540-1640; 7. Conclusion; Appendices; Select Bibliography; Index.

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GOR004961614
9780521557818
052155781X
Decline and Growth in English Towns 1400-1640 by Alan Dyer (University of Wales, Bangor)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1995-09-14
92
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