Earls Colne's Early Modern Landscapes by Dolly MacKinnon

By Dolly MacKinnon

The Essex village of Earls Colne boasts some of the most accomplished collections of historic records in Britain, and has been the topic of a thorough and ongoing examine undertaking to collate and computerise the surviving documents. As such, Earls Colne is absolutely essentially the most studied parishes in England. but while a lot is referred to now concerning the village and its population, little paintings has been performed at the social relationships that certain the neighborhood jointly inside of its psychological and actual panorama. As such, students will welcome Dr MacKinnon’s research into the social, political and cultural global of early smooth England as represented by means of Earls Colne. The booklet offers a clean method of the learn of the panorama of a seventeenth-century village via focussing at the relationships among political energy and cultural artefacts. It examines how inner most, public and communal areas inside of society have been generated, gendered and ruled, and the way this was once recorded and perpetuated within the documents, names, and monuments of the parish and surrounding panorama. but when the ’elites’ attempted to symbolize a decide on social panorama via their regulate of the neighborhood documents and files, those makes an attempt have been regularly counterbalanced by way of the fewer robust participants of the group who occupied and contested those areas. via reconstructing the dynamics of Earls Colne via a cautious examining and cross-referencing of the surviving records, constructions and position names, this ebook deals a desirable perception into how the attractions and sounds of early sleek society have been imbued with the social family members of parish politics. in addition to deepening our realizing of Earls Colne itself, the publication deals historians the capability to revisit different neighborhood stories from a clean perspective.

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