Preface, Plates, Maps and figures, Tables, Abbreviations, Acknowledgements, List of contributors, Part I. Introductory: 1. Introduction D. M. Palliser, 2. The origins of British towns D. M. Palliser, Part II. The Early Middle Ages c. 650c. 1300: 3. General survey Grenville Astill, 4. Power and authority James Campbell, 5. Society and population Richard Holt, 6. The economy of British towns Richard Britnell, 7. Churches, education and literacy in towns Julia Barrow, 8. The topography of towns D. M. Palliser, T. R. Slater and E. Patricia Dennison, 9. London from the post-Roman period to 1300 Derek Keene, 10. The large towns to c. 1300 David A. Hinton, 11. Small towns 6501270 John Blair, Part III. The Later Middle Ages c. 1300c. 1540: 12. General survey Barrie Dobson, 13. Government, power and authority S. H. Rigby and E. Ewan, 14. The economy of British towns Richard Britnell, 15. Urban culture and the church Gervase Rosser, 16.The built environment John Schofield and Geoffrey Stell, 17. London Caroline M. Barron, 18. The greater towns Jennifer Kermode, 19. Port towns: England and Wales Maryanne Kowaleski, 20. Small towns 12701540 Christopher Dyer, Part IV. Regional Surveys: 21. Regional introduction (England and Wales) Derek Keene and D. M. Palliser, 22 (a). The south-east of England Derek Keene, 22 (b). The south-west of England T. R. Slater, 22 (c). The Midlands Christopher Dyer, 22 (d). East Anglia Barbel Brodt, 22 (e). Wales and the Marches Ralph Griffiths, 22 (f). Northern towns Jennifer Kermode, 23. Scotland E. Patricia Dennison and G. Grant Simpson, Part V. Conclusion: 24. Conclusion D. M. Palliser, Appendix: ranking lists of English medieval towns Alan Dyer, Select Bibliography, Index.