Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes

The Middling Sort of People: Culture, Society and Politics in England, 1550-1800b

Edited by Christopher W. Brooks (NHC Fellow, 1989–90) and Jonathan Barry

London: Macmillan, 1994

From the publisher’s description:

This volume of essays seeks to offer a radical re-evaluation of most of our preconceptions about the early-modern English social order. The majority of people who lived in early-modern England were neither very rich nor very poor, yet a disproportionate amount of historiography has been directed towards precisely these groups. This book intends to define the term 'middle classes' and treat them as active participants of history, rather than as a simple by-product rising and falling according to others' activities.

Subjects
History / Political Science / Political History / Middle Class / Early Modern Period / English History / Social History /

Brooks, Christopher W. (NHC Fellow, 1989–90), ed. The Middling Sort of People: Culture, Society and Politics in England, 1550-1800b. Edited by Christopher W. Brooks and Jonathan Barry. Themes in Focus. London: Macmillan, 1994.