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Agricultural Revolution in England
The Transformation of the Agrarian Economy 1500–1850

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography

  • Date Published: April 1996
  • availability: Replaced by 9780521568593
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521246828

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  • This book is the first available survey of English agriculture between 1500 and 1850. Written specifically for students, it combines new material with an analysis of the existing literature. It describes farming in the sixteenth century, analyzes the reasons for improvements in agricultural output and productivity, and examines changes in the agrarian economy and society. Professor Overton argues that the impact of these related changes in productivity and social and economic structure in the century after 1750 amount to an agricultural revolution.

    • A comprehensive and accessible survey of English agrarian history between 15001850, written specifically for students
    • The first book of its kind to cover this subject
    • A combination of new material and existing literature
    • Includes a comprehensive bibliography and a guide to further reading
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    "Overton's book is a model synthesis of current scholarship, superseding all previous work....Overton lays out traditional arguments and their shortcommings, then presents a clear set of criteria for an agricultural revolution....Charts, tables and maps are usually clear and helpful, the guide to further reading is wonderfully annotated, and there is a very complete bibliography. This book is clearly the starting point for all study of the subject." J.J. Butt, Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1996
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521246828
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 156 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.505kg
    • contains: 29 b/w illus.
    • availability: Replaced by 9780521568593
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    A note on weights, measures, money and boundaries
    1. The agricultural revolution
    2. Farming in the sixteenth century
    3. Agricultural output and productivity, 1500–1850
    4. Institutional changes, 1500–1850
    5. The agricultural revolution reconsidered
    Guide to further reading
    Bibliography.

  • Author

    Mark Overton, University of Exeter
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