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Neighbourhood and society : a London suburb in the seventeenth century /
Jeremy Boulton.
imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
description
xvii, 329 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521266696
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imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
isbn
0521266696
general note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral--Cambridge University, 1983)
Includes index.
catalogue key
197824
 
Bibliography: p. 296-317.
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Appeared in Choice on 1987-12:
In the area of early modern English social history, a new luminary may be found; Boulton's name can be added to those earlier pioneers, such as Peter Laslett, E.A. Wrigley, and Roger Schofield, associated with the ``Cambridge Group.'' Like those before him, Boulton (Cambridge) is equally at home with the tedium of computerized demographics. He also treats competently the human dimension that yields the final question, ``how did pre-industrial man live,'' and its answer. Readers are given a detailed description of living situations in a large neighborhood in the South London area, derived from deeply mined sources. Boulton is able, too, to frame this Southwark suburb against the broader national condition of the times. Each chapter is illuminated by case studies of the neighborhood's dwellers, brilliantly drawn from its records. Finally, Boulton begs no questions, and takes his reader through the depths of current historiography with understanding. Excellent charts and graphs, superb notes, extensive bibliography and index-structurally, a model for similar future works in English social history. College and university libraries.-G.M. Straka, University of Delaware
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A pioneering social and economic study, which sheds new light on London's social history. Chapters on demography, social and occupational structure, topography, population turnover and residential mobility, and neighbourly relations, lead to a discussion of the involvement of the district's inhabitants in local government and church ceremonial.
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A pioneering social and economic study, which sheds new light on London's social history. Chapters on demography, social and occupational structure, topography, population turnover and residential mobility, and neighbourly relations, lead to a discussion of the involvement of the district's inhabitants in local government and church ceremonial. Social and economic features of the neighbourhood are compared to those found elsewhere in London, and in other towns and cities, in early modern England. This book will be of interest to all concerned with the behaviour of the town dweller in the past.
Main Description
This book is a pioneering social and economic study of a London suburban parish in the seventeenth century, which sheds new light on the important but relatively neglected topic of London's social history. Chapters on demography, social and occupational structure, topography, population turnover and residential mobility, and neighbourly relations, lead to a discussion of the involvement of the inhabitants of the district in local government and church ceremonial. Throughout, social and economic features of the neighbourhood are compared to those found elsewhere in London, and in other towns and cities, in early modern England. The book will therefore be of interest to all concerned with the behaviour of the town dweller in the past, and will serve as a springboard for further historical studies of urban society.
Table of Contents
List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
The demographic background
Earning a living in early seventeenth-century Southwark
Wealth and social structure
Household structure and the household economy
Power, status and social mobility
Residential patterns and property ownership
The dynamics of a local community
Social relationships in the urban neighbourhood
The institutional structure of the neighbourhood
Conclusion: neighbourhood and society in seventeenth-century
Bibliography
Index
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