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Medieval demography essays by Josiah Cox Russell

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Published by AMS Press in New York .
Written in English



  • Europe


  • Economic history -- Medieval, 500-1500.,
  • Social history -- Medieval, 500-1500.,
  • Middle Ages.,
  • Europe -- Population -- History.,
  • Europe -- History -- 476-1492.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Josiah C. Russell ; with a preface by David Herlihy.
SeriesAMS studies in the Middle Ages,, no. 12
LC ClassificationsHB3581 .R87 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 325 p. :
Number of Pages325
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2741618M
ISBN 100404614426
LC Control Number86047837

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Medieval Demography: Essays Issue 12 of AMS studies in the Middle Ages, ISSN Volume 12 of Communal Societies in America: An Ams Reprint Series: Author: Josiah Cox Russell: Contributor: David Herlihy: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: AMS Press, Original from: the University of Michigan: Digitized: ISBN: This list can be found (in truncated form) in Life in a Medieval Cityby Joseph and Francis Geis (Harper and Row, ), a fine book by and for amateur historians, which includes some fascinating descriptions of city life and layout. Other works consulted include: Medieval Cities, by Henri Pirenne. doubleday. The Castle Story, by Sheila Sancha.   However, if you prefer some semblance of historical accuracy, then you've probably heard of S. John Ross' well-regarded Medieval Demographics Made Easy (PDF) document. MDME has been around forever. Well, almost forever, at least in internet terms.   This is a thread to discuss Medieval Demography, Economies and Societies "Medieval demography is the study of human demography in Europe and the Mediterranean during the Middle Ages. It is an estimate of the number of people who were alive during the Medieval period, population trends, life expectancy, family structure, and related issues.

Below you'll find a short document that I've drafted on research for a model on medieval-level demographics. Of course, I'm not the only person to do this, and in fact I don't think this is the only time I've done this; but the document includes copious endnotes so I hopefully stop re-doing this and forgetting which parts are based on real.   The most influential RPGer on the topic is S. John Ross, whose Medieval Demographics Made Easy article is widely cited and quoted as to what businesses existed in medieval cities and in what numbers. Now S. John is a smart guy. We were once on the same GURPS APA together, and we’ve corresponded; I respect the fellow. Medieval literature is a broad subject, encompassing essentially all written works available in Europe and beyond during the Middle Ages (that is, the one thousand years from the fall of the Western Roman Empire ca. AD to the beginning of the Renaissance in the 14th, 15th or 16th century, depending on country). The literature of this time was composed of religious . The twenty-five chapters of the book focus on structures of medieval economy, different means and ways of human-nature interactions in production, and offer an overview of the different spheres of economic life, with a particular emphasis on taxation, income and commercial activity.

  Joining me in this experiment of hosting S John Ross’s Medieval Demographics Made Easy is Rob Conley. Seriously, go read Rob’s post, as it provides greater context. In late October , S John Ross put out a call to host Medieval Demographics Made Easy. I answered that call, and am putting up a copy Medieval Demographics Made Easy by S John .   Medieval Demographics, a question Where can I find a population distribution of different ages for medieval societies? For example data that .   Specifically, the page called “ Medieval Demographics Made Easy ” is widely used and cited, and forms a basis for lots of free “generators” out there that will . To be convincing, estimates of English medieval population must be able to encompass both the cross-sectional evidence for a number of benchmark years, including most obviously the Domesday Book evidence for and the poll tax returns of , as well as the time-series evidence amassed by scholars over the years from diverse sources.