History events at the IHR

The Economics of Locality in Early Modern England

07 May 2013, 17:15 - 19:15

Event Type: Seminar


Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck, University of London)


Belonging to a local community was a vital part of 'making-shift' in early modern England. To be a 'neighbour' or 'inhabitant', rather than a 'stranger' or 'foreigner', had a profound effect on one’s economic situation. This talk reviews how the boundaries of 'locality' manifested themselves in urban crafts and trades, parish poor relief, manorial common rights, neighbourly charity, and even food riots. Rather than following previous work in focusing on a particular type of locality, this paper provides a more holistic overview of the logic that underlay these various sources of identity, solidarity and conflict.

Venue: The Court Room (Senate House, first floor)

Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU 

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