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    Space, property, and propriety in urban England

    Harding, Vanessa (2002) Space, property, and propriety in urban England. Journal of Interdisciplinary History 32 (4), pp. 549-569. ISSN 0022-1953.

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    Abstract

    The public space in medieval towns and cities was shaped and influenced by the private spaces that surrounded it. The private was, like the public, a complex domain; many interests coexisted there. The pressures of population gowth and commercial development fragmented individual holdings and created overlapping layers of claims to particular spaces. Neighbors' interests also impinged; the enjoyment of the private was far from exclusive. Elaborate codes of property rights and legal procedures evolved as a fundamental part of urban custom. When the property market declined in the later Middle Ages, however, practices changed, and new ways of defining and describing private property emerged.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
    Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2008 12:28
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:16
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/673

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