An Age of Transition?: Economy and Society in England in the by Christopher Dyer

By Christopher Dyer

Christopher Dyer examines the transition within the economic climate and society of britain among 1250 and 1550. utilizing new resources of proof, he demonstrates that vital structural adjustments after 1350 outfitted at the advertisement development of the 13th century. He indicates that improvement of person estate, reaction to new intake styles, and use of credits and funding, got here from the peasantry instead of the aristocracy. An Age of Transition?, an important new paintings through a best medievalist, finds how England used to be set on target to turn into the 'first commercial nation'.

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1300–1600, Centre for Metropolitan History Working Papers Series, 3 (2000); C. Dyer, ‘Market Towns and the Countryside in Late Medieval England’, Canadian Journal of History, 31 (1996), 17–35. A New Middle Ages 21 town. They expected to gain revenue from tolls and benefits for rural estates on which peasants would be able conveniently to sell produce and pay rents in cash. 49 By about 1300 the first phase of this Darwinian struggle between commercial centres had ended, and the fittest towns which had emerged from the upheaval survived for the rest of the middle ages, and often into subsequent centuries.

Even in the thirteenth century, at the height of their wealth, the lords were managing directly a quarter or a fifth of the productive land, and had incomplete powers of social control. They were inhibited by the resistance of those below them, and by the limitations imposed by the state. In their foundations of commercial centres they were seeking to profit from points of exchange, but were not directing or initiating trade. Technical innovations tended to come from below, born out of the practical experience of peasants and artisans.

Nt re Castle Donington R. Wrea ke Loughborough Mountsorrel Ashby de la Zouch Melton Mowbray LEICESTER R . Soa r Market Bosworth Hallaton Hinckley Market Harborough County town Lutterworth Market town 0 5 10mls Minor or doubtful town 0 10 20km Fig. 2. Towns in Leicestershire in the fourteenth century. Source: see n. 50. with their rural surroundings, and which could ensure a flow of goods and people between towns, including the carriage of bulky and relatively cheap commodities such as grain, herring, fodder, fuel, and building materials.

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