This module has now been permanently withdrawn and is no longer taught in the Warwick History Department.
This module may be taken by students on the MA in Social and Religious History, the MA in History, or any taught Master's student outside the History Department.
To familiarize students with issues of social order, the assumptions and aspirations of local and central authorities, and the challenges posed by new social, economic, and demographic pressures in this period. It will consider issues of enforcement, resistance, and compliance, and the mentalities of subordinate groups. The module will introduce a range of contemporary source materials, and consider a range of current approaches and debates among historians.
- The development of seminar participation skills, including presentations;
- A greater familiarity with the recent historiography of the period, and an ability to engage critically with it in the light of familiarity with relevant primary source materials.
- The ability to develop, research and write a 5000 word assessed essay, in an area related to the module, demonstrating critical engagement with recent scholarship and effective use of primary sources where appropriate, and providing an extensive and specialist bibliography, and a scholarly apparatus;
- The ability to build on themes related to this module to develop a Dissertation later in the course.
Week 1: Planning Meeting
Seminar 1: Introduction and overview
Seminar 3: Neighbourhood and the Community
Seminar 4: Crime and punishment
Seminar 5: The church and social discipline
Seminar 6: The family and gender conflict
Seminar 7: Age and authority
Seminar 8: Riot and popular protest
Seminar 9: Rebellion
K Wrightson, Earthly Necessities: Economic Lives in Early Modern Britain (2000)
J A Sharpe, Crime in Early Modern England 1550-1750 (1984)
M Ingram, Church Courts, Sex and Marriage in England 1570-1640 (1987)
D Underdown, Revel, Riot and Rebellion: Popular politics and culture in England 1603-1660 (1985)
L Gowing, Domestic Dangers. Women, words and sex in early modern London (1996)
S Amussen, An Ordered Society. Gender and class in early modern England (1988)
P Griffiths, Youth and Authority. Formative experiences in England 1560-1640 (1996)
R B Manning, Village Revolts. Social protest and popular disturbances in England 1509-1640 (1988)
A Fletcher and D. MacCulloch, Tudor Rebellions (2005)
1 assessed essay of 5,000 words: the course is taught in weekly 2-hour seminars
Prof. Steve Hindle
3.00pm - 5.00pm