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The Self-Contained Village?: The Social…

The Self-Contained Village?: The Social History of Rural Communities…

by Christopher Dyer

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"The essays in this book consider whether the idea of self-contained villages has any validity: were they self-sufficient? To what extent was there continuity of population over long periods of time? Were villagers aware of life beyond the parish boundary? Did villagers have a strong sense of community identity, of belonging? These questions recur from one historical period to another, and this book makes useful comparisons over the centuries. Similarly, it is not possible to generalise over the whole country and so the book makes regional comparisons as well, touching on the West Midlands, East Anglia, the South East and North West."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)
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