The Parish in English Life, 1400-1600

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Katherine L. French, Katherine L French, Gary G. Gibbs, Beat A. Kümin
Manchester University Press, 1997 - History - 276 pages
The first comprehensive survey of the religious, social and cultural life of late medieval and Reformation parishes covers town and country, northern as well as southern communities, and provides an indication of the European setting just before and just after the enormous social and religious changes of the 16th century. 15 illustrations.
 

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Contents

The English parish in a European perspective
15
Northern light? Parochial life in a dark corner
56
Churchwardens accounts of early modern England
74
Popular religion and the parish register 15381603
94
Parochial fundraising in late medieval Somerset
115
The parish piety and patronage in late medieval
133
New duties for the parish community in Tudor London
163
Marginality and the assimilation of foreigners in the
203
Cratfields lands
217
the cost of conformity
230
Women and the London parishes 15001620
250
Index
269
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