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Resident Aliens in Later Medieval England

M. Ormrod, N. McDonald, C. Taylor (eds.)
approx. XII+223 p., 14 b/w ill., 17 b/w tables, 178 x 254 mm, 2017
ISBN: 978-2-503-57054-9
Languages: English
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An innovative study of migration to later medieval England
The essays collected in this volume identify and analyse the presence of immigrants in late medieval England. Drawing on unique evidence from the alien subsidies collected in England between 1440 and 1487 and other newly accessible archival resources, and deploying a wide range of historical and cultural methods, they reveal the considerable contribution of foreign-born people to the economy, society and culture of England in the age of the Black Death, the Hundred Years War and the Wars of the Roses.
W. Mark Ormrod is Professor of History, Nicola McDonald is Senior Lecturer in English, and Craig Taylor is Reader in History, all at the University of York. They specialise in the culture and society of the later Middle Ages, especially in England and France. Their books include: Ormrod, Edward III (Yale University Press, 2011);  McDonald (ed.), Pulp Fictions of Medieval England: Essays in Popular Romance (Manchester University Press, 2004); and Taylor, Chivalry and the Ideals of Knighthood in France during the Hundred Years War (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Table of Contents

I. CONTEXTS

1. W. Mark Ormrod (University of York) and Jonathan Mackman (University of York), 'Resident Aliens in Later Medieval England. Sources, Contexts and Debates'
2. J. L. Bolton (Queen Mary University of London): 'London and the Anti-Alien Legislation of 1439-40'

II. IMMIGRANT GROUPS IN ENGLAND

3. Sarah Rees Jones (University of York): 'Scots in the North of England: The First Alien Subsidy, 1440-43'
4. Peter Fleming (University of the West of England): 'Icelanders in England in the Fifteenth Century'
5. Francesco Guidi Bruscoli (University of Florence) and Jessica Lutkin (University of Reading): 'Perception, Identity and Culture: The Italian Communities in Fifteenth-Century London and Southampton Revisited'
6. Alan Kissane (University of Nottingham) and Jonathan Mackman (University of York): 'Aliens and the Law in Late Medieval Lincolnshire'
7. Christian D. Liddy (Durham University) and Bart Lambert (Durham University): 'The Civic Franchise and the Regulation of Aliens in Great Yarmouth, c. 1430-c. 1490'

III. THE ALIEN EXPERIENCE

8. Chris Linsley (University of York): 'The French in Fifteenth-Century England: Enmity, Ubiquity and Perception'
9. Serge Lusignan (University of Montreal): 'Some Sociolinguistic Considerations about French Immigrants Living in England in 1440' 
10. Maryanne Kowaleski (Fordham University): 'The Assimilation of Foreigners in Late Medieval Exeter: A Prosopographical Analysis'
11. Andrea Ruddick (Exeter College, Oxford): 'Immigrants and Intermarriage in Late Medieval England'
12. Jenn Bartlett (University of York): '"Don’t Matter If You’re [Jacobus] Black or White": Religious and Racial Minorities in Late Medieval England

Interest Classification:
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : genres & specific topics
Urban history

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