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Unformatted text preview: 2-28Rural Communities in France and England 17th c. 18th c. Composition of Communities cottagers laborers 30% above subsistence level (excludes gentle-folk) economy of under-employment lot of idle hands in the winter at harvest time, everyone is employed governments in France and England thinking of regulating the economy regulate economy to increase employment, which increases the bullion more effective in England aristocracy of Europe is in contact with each other young men of england sent to the continent to be polished Activities Proclaiming Community people relax as communities had local fairs were contests in which young men gained prominence (sometimes women) saved to buy outfits for the fairs Wake hosted by parish clergymen parish celebrating parish games involving animals bull-baiting gentlemen whose estates dominate the village will provide the bull cock fighting aristocracy has to be culturally amphibious all members of society participating together football Derby 2 parishes who had an annual football match becomes part of the lore of the town some festivities honored particular members of communities Trovetide...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course HIS 4B taught by Professor Landau during the Fall '07 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '07