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Published: 19 February 2015

376 Pages


ISBN: 9780199600793

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Accounting for Oneself

Worth, Status, and the Social Order in Early Modern England

Alexandra Shepard

  • The first study of the early modern English social order to incorporate women fully, to address the entire range of social classes, and to represent variation from city to countryside
  • Draws on an extensive dataset (compiled specifically for this study) of over 13,500 witness statements
  • Combines quantitative and qualitative analysis to inform our understanding of the period
  • Includes many tables to provide significant new data in an accessible yet sufficiently detailed format