Economy and Culture in North-East England, 1500-1800
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319 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

1 b/w. 17 line. Illustrations

Series: Regions and Regionalism in History

Imprint: Boydell Press

Economy and Culture in North-East England, 1500-1800

Edited by Adrian Green and Barbara Crosbie

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A rich picture of the complexities of early industrial development in the north-east of England.
Historians increasingly emphasise that, in order to understand the industrial revolution fully as an economic, social and political process, the subject is best viewed from a regional, rather than a national, perspective. This book applies such an approach to the north-east of England in the early modern period, when, it is argued, the region experienced an early industrial revolution. Putting forward several new research findings and much new thinking, and covering many aspects of the economy of north-east England in the period, the book shows how rich and varied it was, and how vital the interplay of social, political and cultural forces was for industrial development. The book demonstrates that the economy of north-east England was not dominated by coal alone, and that previous historians' focus on 'the working class' misrepresents the full complexities of society in the period. Overall, the book has much to offer economic and social historians and historians of regional development generally, not just those interested in north-east England.

ADRIAN GREEN is Lecturer in History at Durham University. He is co-editor ofRegional Identities in North-East England, 1300-2000 (The Boydell Press, 2007).

BARBARA CROSBIE is Assistant Professor in History at Durham University, and is completing a study of The Rising Generations: AgeRelations and Cultural Change in Eighteenth-Century England.

Contributors: A. T. BROWN, JOHN BROWN, ANDY BURN, BARBARA CROSBIE, ADRIAN GREEN , MATTHEW D. GREENHALL, LINDSAY HOUPT-VARNER, GWENDA MORGAN, PETER RUSHTON, LEONA SKELTON, PETER D. WRIGHT, KEITH WRIGHTSON
Foreword - Keith Wrightson
Introduction - Adrian Green and Barbara Crosbie
Church Leaseholders on Durham Cathedral's Estate, 1540-1640: The Rise of a Rural Elite? - A.T. Brown
Durham Ox: Commercial Agriculture in North-East England, 1600-1800 - Adrian Green
Fluctuating Fortunes: The Bowes Family and Lead Mining Concessions, 1550-1720 - John Brown
Material Matters: Improving Berwick upon Tweed's Urban Environment, 1551-1603 - Leona Skelton
Work before Play: The Occupational Structure of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1600-1710 - Andy Burn
Maintaining Moral Integrity: The Economic and Cultural Relationships of Quakers in North-East England, 1653-1700 - Lindsay Houpt-Varner
Shipping on the Tyne: The Growth and Diversification of Seaborne Trade in the Eighteenth Century - Peter Wright
From Carboniferous Capitalism to Complementary Commerce: Coastal and Overland Trade between North-East England and Scotland, 1580-1750 - Matthew Greenhall
Provincial Purveyors of Culture: The Print Trade in Eighteenth-Century Newcastle upon Tyne - Barbara Crosbie
Parish, River, Region and Nation: Networks of Power in Eighteenth-Century Wearside - Gwenda Morgan
Parish, River, Region and Nation: Networks of Power in Eighteenth-Century Wearside - Peter Rushton
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"Valuable to scholars of early modernEngland for a number of reasons. Most importantly, it offers a deeper understanding of thecultural implications of economic transformation in the region through deploying a range
of methodological approaches and innovations." JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES
"A fine collection [that] demonstrates the merit of examining large-scale, national developments through a regional lens, and for this it must be commended." ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW
"Ideal for any family historian wanting to get an idea of what life was like for their North-Eastern forebears, or the academic looking to start research into the North-East's economy or culture during this time period." FACHRS NEWSLETTER
"The book's overall breadth of scope has been deftly edited together through both impressively thorough chapter cross-referencing and a strong introduction which connects the dots into a compellingly contoured map. It is a valuable work." HEXHAM LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY NEWSLETTER

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Title Details

319 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

1 b/w. 17 line. Illustrations

Series: Regions and Regionalism in History

Imprint: Boydell Press