Life in an English Village: Earls Colne Essex 1450-1750: Context (HIH3138)

30 credits

This module will explore the ways in which historians have studied the social history of village life in the period 1450-1750. You will examine a variety of village studies, to explore the ways in which the village community has been conceptualised. You will also cover the social history of themes such as the distribution of land and wealth, lordship, social and administrative power, social life (demography, social control, marriage, poverty, crime), religion and moral order. These will provide the historiographic context for the detailed study of the sources of the village of Earls Colne, Essex that you will cover in the co-requisite module - HIH3137 Life in an English Village, Earls Colne, Essex, 1450-1750: Sources.