After the Black Death: Society, economy and the law in fourteenth-century England - A mystery within an enigma: the economy, 1355-75 | University of Oxford

After the Black Death: Society, economy and the law in fourteenth-century England - A mystery within an enigma: the economy, 1355-75

Speaker
Professor Mark Bailey, University of East Anglia
Event date
Event time
17:00
Venue
Examination Schools
75 - 81 High St
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 4BG
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
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Not required

The absence of many of the anticipated economic and social consequences of the Black Death during the third quarter of the fourteenth century, and the presence of many contradictory signals, have long puzzled historians.  The mystery owes much to the disruption and volatility caused by a succession of further environmental and epidemiological crises in the 1360s, and to the complex human responses to the continuing instability and uncertainty.