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IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1003: Politics, Law, and Social Control in 14th-Century England

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Society for Fourteenth-Century Studies
Organiser:W. Mark Ormrod, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Anthony Musson, School of Law, University of Exeter
Paper 1003-aFighting Forgery: Town, Crown, and the Regulation of Trade in the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Catherine Casson, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Administration, Law, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1003-bPublic Service and the Black Death: The Evidence from South Nottinghamshire
(Language: English)
Peter D. Russell, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Administration, Law, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy

The use of legal and political structures as forms of social control and regulation is a lively subject of debate in medieval history, and particularly in relation to the attempts by the proprietary classes to establish social stability in England after the Black Death. This session examines forms of social regulation at the local and regional level, exploiting the particularly rich archival evidence available to scholars of 14th-century England.