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Masterless Men: The Vagrancy Problem in England 1560-1640

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Unknown Binding, 233 pages
Published January 1st 1985 by Methuen Publishing
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Having only read the first and last chapters today, this seems a most interesting study of the attitudes behind the treatment of the poor and itinerant workers of the eighty years between 1560 and 1640. Clearly differentiating modern day attitudes, and allowing the records of the period to display the shifts in circumstances and attitudes which went with those shifts, allows a different view of current trends as well.
It is not so much a class situation, as many still tend to view it, but rather
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Essential reading for understanding the social and economic context of losing one’s place in service in this period. Very clear regarding sources and dates.
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Apr 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
One of the books I used for my thesis. This is basically the "go-to" book for anything you ever wanted to know pertaining to vagrancy and legislation in early modern England.
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