Land, Kinship and Life-Cycle (Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time) by Richard M. Smith

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Land, Kinship and Life-Cycle (Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time)
Title:
Land, Kinship and Life-Cycle (Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time)
Author:
Richard M. Smith
ISBN:
0521522196
ISBN13:
978-0521522199
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1423 kb
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1625 kb
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press (August 8, 2002)
Language:
English
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These essays in Land, Kinship and Life-Cycle present detailed case studies from English rural communities over the period 1250-1850, these essays reveal that much land was transferred between living persons who were related neither by blood nor by marriage and that kin were often not the only members of work groups or assistance networks in the countryside. Although the focus is on the strata of English society below the landed aristocracy and the urban merchant elites, the preoccupation with those holding land whether under freehold or customary or copyhold tenure is tempered by essays that investigate the economic problems in the lifecycles of the property less or those unable through, for example, illness or age to work and manage their property.

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