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University Of Hertfordshire Press

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  • After All These Yearsby Maggie Smith-Bendell

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Set in the context of the Gypsies? long and rich history, this autobiography secures the memories of the old ways of Gypsy life and culture at the dawn of the 21st century. Full of the author?s vivid recollections, these pages recount her experiences growing up as a Gypsy in rural England. At the heart of her story is her ?gorgie mush,? Terry, whom... more...

  • Agriculture and Rural Society after the Black Deathby Richard Britnell; Ben Dodds

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    With special emphasis on the period following the Black Death, this new collection of essays explores agriculture and rural society during the late Middle Ages. Combining a broad perspective on agrarian problemssuch as depopulation and social conflictwith illustrative material from detailed local and regional research, this compilation demonstrates... more...

  • All Change!by Damian Le Bas; Thomas Acton

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Offering new perspectives on the Romani experience, this volume investigates the culture?s origins, history, and identity. Written by leading Romani scholars, this authoritative account considers various topics, including how linguistics has clarified the origins of the Roma, how Gypsies have been classified in Russian research, and how the history... more...

  • Archaeology in Hertfordshireby Kris Lockyear

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2015; US$ 32.99

    Celebrating the rich heritage of archaeology and of archaeological research in Hertfordshire, the 15 papers collected in this work focus on various aspects of the region, including the Neolithic to the post-Medieval periods, and include a report on the important excavations at the formative henge at Norton. Several chapters focus new attention on... more...

  • Assembling Enclosureby Ronan O'Donnell

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    The landscape history of North-East England has not been studied as much as other parts of the country. This book begins to fill this gap by utilizing Actor-Network Theory (ANT) to re-assess the familiar topics of enclosure and improvement. It reveals the contribution of local 'actors' ? including landowners, tenants and the landscape itself ? to... more...

  • Big Louie & Meby George Locke

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Beginning with the author?s great-grandmother?s affair with a Gypsy boy in 1869, this warmhearted memoir chronicles the Gypsy life in a very close-knit community in the UK's Black Country. From a lifetime teeming with incident, George Locke shares the best stories from the old days, including run-ins with the police, gamekeepers, and Gypsy-haters,... more...

  • Bread and Ale for the Brethrenby Philip Slavin

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Despite increased commercialization and an efficient network of local markets in 1300s Europeas well as significant costs and risks associated with the production, transportation, and storage of foodsome landed lords, monasteries, and convents continued to rely on the produce of their own estates. This detailed study sets out to account for the puzzling... more...

  • A Caring County?by Steven King; Gillian Gear

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    This comparative study gathers together new research by local historians into aspects of welfare in Hertfordshire spanning four centuries and focusing on towns and villages across the county, including Ashwell, Cheshunt, Hertford, Pirton, and Royston, amongst many others. In so doing it makes a valuable contribution to the current debate about the... more...

  • Children of the Labouring Poorby Eileen Wallace

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    Chronicling the contributions children made towards their families? livelihoods in hard times, this detailed record catalogs the high price children had to paysacrificing their health and educationwhile employed in agriculture, chimney sweeping, straw-plaiting, silk-throwing, papermaking, and brick making in 19th-century Hertfordshire, England. This... more...

  • The County Community in Seventeenth Century England and Walesby Jacqueline Eales; Andrew Hopper

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2012; US$ 22.99

    Honoring the memory of Professor Alan Everittwho advanced the fruitful notion of the "county community" during the 17th centurythis volume proposes some modifications to Everitt?s influential hypotheses in the light of the best recent scholarship. With an important reevaluation of political engagement in civil war Kent and an assessment of numerous... more...