Hierarchy and community in the Elizabethan parish: The Swallowfield Articles of 1596
Hindle, Steve, 1965-. (1999) Hierarchy and community in the Elizabethan parish: The Swallowfield Articles of 1596. HISTORICAL JOURNAL, 42 (3). pp. 835-851. ISSN 0018-246XFull text not available from this repository.
The politics of the parish are increasingly attracting the attention of historians of early modern England. The exploration of the depth and extent of popular participation in the process of governance has disclosed sophisticated forms of political organization at relatively humble social levels. The locus classicus of innovation in parish governance is arguably the set of articles drawn up by the chief inhabitants of the Wiltshire community of Swallowfield in 1596. The articles are printed here for the first time. The introduction seeks to place them in their geographical, chronological, and historiographic contexts. In particular, the articles have profound implications for current debates over the nature and meaning of 'community', the dynamics of the growth of the state, and the scale and impulse of the reformation of manners.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Journal or Publication Title:||HISTORICAL JOURNAL|
|Publisher:||CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS|
|Official Date:||September 1999|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 835-851|
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