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Poverty and Piety in an English Village: Terling, 1525–1700

Keith Wrightson and David Levine


This book studies the single community in Terling in early modern England and offers an interpretation of the social dynamics of the period. It opens with a chapter establishing this small Essex parish in the national context of economic and social change in the years between 1525 and 1700. Thereafter the chapters examine the economy of Terling; its demographic history; its social structure; the relationships of the villagers with the courts of the church and state; the growth of popular literacy; the impact of the reformation, and the rise in puritanism. The overall process of change is then ... More

Keywords: Terling, social dynamics, Essex, economy, puritanism, social structure, church, state, popular literacy, reformation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203216
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203216.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Wrightson, author
Jesus College, Cambridge

David Levine, author
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
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