Studies in Regional and Local History
This major series is under the general editorship of Professor Jane Whittle at the Department of History, University of Exeter.
It is designed to make high quality, specialist academic texts available to a wider audience at affordable prices.
Books to explore
Bricks of Victorian London
Author: Peter Hounsell
The companies that made the bricks employed many thousands of men, women and children and their working lives, homes and culture are looked at here, as well as the journey towards better working conditions and wages.
Managing for Posterity
Author: Elizabeth Griffiths
The Norfolk Gentry and their Estates c.1450–1700
A Lost Frontier Revealed
Author: Alan Fox
Regional separation in the East Midlands.
A Prospering Society
Author: John Hare
Wiltshire in the later Middle Ages
Bread and Ale for the Brethren
Author: Philip Slavin
The study of the food supply of late-medieval conventual households sheds much light on the wider process of decline and eventual collapse of direct demesne management in particular, and feudalism in general, in the post-Black Death era.
Cambridge and its Economic Region
Author: John S Lee
This book examines the relationship between a town and its region in the late medieval period. The population, wealth, trade and markets of Cambridge and its region are studied and the changes that took place over a century of economic and social transition are detailed.
Communities in Contrast
Author: Sarah Holland
This book investigates what a case study of a northern market town and its rural hinterland can tell us about village differentiation, exploring how and why rural communities developed in what was chiefly an industrial region and, notably, how the relationship between town and country influenced rural communities.
Cultural Transition in the Chilterns and Essex Region, 350 AD to 650 AD
Author: John T Baker
This book compares the archaeological evidence from the fourth to seventh centuries AD in the Chilterns and Essex region with the considerable body of place-name data from the same area. Included in the study are the counties of Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Essex, and parts of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
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Custom and Commercialisation in English Rural Society
Editor: James P Bowen , A.T. Brown
This book has an intentionally broad chronological span, ranging from the thirteenth century through to the eighteenth, exploring the interactions between custom and commercialisation during a key period in the economic development of English rural society.
From Hellgill to Bridge End
Author: Margaret E Shepherd
Aspects of Economic and Social Change in the Upper Eden Valley 1840-95
Histories of People and Landscape
Editor: Richard W. Hoyle
Essays on the Sheffield region in memory of David Hey
Land and Family
Author: John Mullan , Richard Britnell
Trends and local variations in the peasant land market on the Winchester bishopric estates, 1263-1415.
Lichfield and the Lands of St Chad
Author: Andrew Sargent
This book focuses on the period from the seventh to eleventh centuries that witnessed the rise and fall of Mercia, the great Midland kingdom, and, later, the formation of England.
Out of the Hay and Into the Hops
Author: Celia Cordle
Hop cultivation in Wealden Kent and hop marketing in Southwark, 1744–2000
Peasant Perspectives on the Medieval Landscape
Author: Susan Kilby
This compelling new study forms part of a new wave of scholarship on the medieval rural environment in which the focus moves beyond purely socio-economic concerns to incorporate the lived experience of peasants.
Poor Relief and Community in Hadleigh, Suffolk, 1547-1600
Author: Marjorie Keniston McIntosh
At the cutting edge of 'the new social and demographic history', this book provides a detailed picture of the most comprehensive system of poor relief operated by any Elizabethan town.
Rethinking Ancient Woodland
Author: Tom Williamson , Gerry Barnes
This important volume will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of the English countryside, nature conservation and environmental history.
Shaping the Past
Editor: Evelyn Lord , Nicholas R. Amor
The essays in this Festschrift are offered as a token of esteem and affection by colleagues, friends and students of David Dymond. They consist of new research on aspects of local history from the medieval period to the twentieth century, with a particular focus on Eastern England.
The World of the Small Farmer
Author: Patricia Croot
This detailed and original study of early-modern agrarian society in the Somerset Levels examines the small landholders in a group of sixteen contiguous parishes in the area known as Brent Marsh.