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Author Kissane, Alan,
Title Civic community in Late Medieval Lincoln : urban society and economy in the age of the Black Death, 1289-1409 / Alan Kissane.
Imprint Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : The Boydell Press, [2017]

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Author Kissane, Alan,
Subject Federal-city relations -- England -- Lincoln.
Black Death -- England -- Lincoln.
Lincoln (England) -- History.
Description 1 online resource (325 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Urban foundations : occupational structure -- 2. Lincoln as entrepot : tolls, trade and credit -- 3. The Crown and the fee farm -- 4. The growth of civic government -- 5. Fraternity, orthodoxy and communal cooperation -- 6. Chantry founders, commemoration and the rental market -- Conclusion -- Appendices.
Summary The later middle ages saw provincial towns and their civic community contending with a number of economic, social and religious problems -- including famine and the plague. This book, using Lincoln -- then a significant urban centre -- as a case study, investigates how such a community dealt with these issues, looking in particular at the links between town and central government, and how they influenced local customs and practices. The author then argues, with an assessment of industry, trade and civic finance, that towns such as Lincoln were often well placed to react to changes in the economy, by actively forging closer links with the crown both as suppliers of goods and services and as financiers. The book goes on to explore the foundations of civic government and the emergence of local guilds and chantries, showing that each reflected broader trends in local civic culture, being influenced in only a minor way by the Black Death, an event traditionally seen as a major turning point in late medieval urban history.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781782049142 (electronic book)
1782049142 (electronic book)
9781783271634 (cloth)
1783271639 (cloth)
OCLC # 972292993
Additional Format Print version: Kissane, Alan. Civic community in Late Medieval Lincoln. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : The Boydell Press, [2017] 9781783271634 (DLC) 2017288244 (OCoLC)950953830.

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