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Urban Assimilation in Post-Conquest Wales

Ethnicity, Gender and Economy in Ruthin 1282-1348

Much scholarship has been done on Welsh and English cities after the Black Death but until now no serious attempt has been made to understand what they were like in the seventy-five or so years preceding the pandemic. In Urban Assimilation in Post-Conquest Wales, Matthew Frank Stevens fills this research gap, drawing on a case study of the Denbighshire town of Ruthin to discuss the significance of ethnicity, gender, and social status in the network of small Anglo-Welsh urban centers that emerged in North Wales following the English conquest of 1282.


276 pages | 2 maps | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2010

History: European History

Medieval Studies


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Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Foreword
Acknowledgements
Ph.D. Acknowledgements
List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations
Place Names and Personal Names
Definitions
Introduction

Part 1: Men as Property Holders and the Social Elites
I    Population, Property and Wealth
II   Status and Dominance
Part 2: Women in the Borough: Access to Capital and Occupation
III  Curial Representation, Brewsters and Women with High Levels of Investment Capital
IV  Bakeresses and other Skilled Workers: Women with Access to Moderate Levels of 
      Investment Capital
V   Cloth Workers, Forestallers, Service Women: Women with Little or No Investment Capital
Part 3: Men as Workers: Occupation and Mobility
VI  Male Occupation and Mobility

Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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