After the Black Death: Society, economy and the law in fourteenth-century England - Old problems, new approaches | University of Oxford

After the Black Death: Society, economy and the law in fourteenth-century England - Old problems, new approaches

Speaker
Professor Mark Bailey, University of East Anglia
Event date
Event time
17:00
Venue
Faculty of History
George Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2RL
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

The scale, impact and significance of the Black Death have divided opinion since the nineteenth century, but recent multi-disciplinary research has sought to restore its central position in the transition from feudal to modern society.  The reconstruction of the institutional framework of pre-plague England—as revealed through the workings of the land, labour and grain markets—enables its subsequent dynamic interaction with sudden and precipitous demographic decline to be properly explored.