The Diocesan Population Returns For 1563 And 1603 by Alan Dyer

The Diocesan Population Returns For 1563 And 1603

EditorAlan Dyer, David M. Palliser

Hardcover | July 14, 2005

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This comprehensive edition makes available two of the most important sources for population studies in the early modern period. The bishops' returns of 1563 and 1603 represent the earliest census-type information that has survived in England and Wales. The 1563 returns, surviving from twelvedioceses, record the number of households; the 1603 documents, from nine dioceses, were intended to survey religious nonconformity and estimate the number of communicants in each parish. A full introductory essay explores the origins of both surveys, and illustrates their significance for local and demographic historians, and those concerned with social and economic history, government and the church.

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Alan Dyer is Senior Lecturer at the University of Wales, Bangor. David M. Palliser is a Professor of Medieval History, University of Leeds.
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Title:The Diocesan Population Returns For 1563 And 1603Format:HardcoverDimensions:500 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.7 inPublished:July 14, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0197262449

ISBN - 13:9780197262443

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