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Masterless men the vagrancy problem in England 1560-1640 by A. L. Beier

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Published by Methuen in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • England

Subjects:

  • Tramps -- England -- History -- 16th century.,
  • Vagrancy -- England -- History -- 16th century,
  • Vagrancy -- England -- History -- 17th century.,
  • Tramps -- England -- History -- 17th century.,
  • England -- Social conditions -- 16th century.,
  • England -- Social conditions -- 17th century.,
  • England -- Economic conditions.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementA.L. Beier.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV4546.A3 B45 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 233 p. ;
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3026833M
ISBN 100416390102
LC Control Number85007257

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