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Accounting for oneself : worth, status, and the social order in early modern England / Alexandra Shepard.

Author/Creator:
Shepard, Alexandra, author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (385 p.)
Subjects:
Social classes -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Social classes -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Social classes -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Occupations -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Occupations -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Occupations -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This study brings together an unprecedented volume of material to offer a fundamentally new account of the social order in early modern England. The book pieces together the language of self-description deployed by over 13,500 witnesses in English courts in response to questions designed to assess their creditworthiness. Spanning the period between 1550 and 1728, it is the first study of English society that fully incorporates women; that offers comprehensive coverage of the range of social groups from the gentry to the labouring poor and across the life cycle; and that represents regional variation.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-882046-1
0-19-177871-0
0-19-101744-2
OCLC:
903955636
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