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The Population History of England 1541–1871

The Population History of England 1541–1871

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time

  • Date Published: October 1989
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521356886

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  • This is the first paperback edition of a classic work of recent English historiography, first published by Edward Arnold in 1981. Numerous traditional assumptions are qualified, confirmed, or overturned, and the authors marshall a mass of statistical material into a series of clear, lucid arguments about past patterns of demographic behavior. In a new short preface, Wrigley and Schofield consider the debate engendered by their Population History, the impact of which has been felt far beyond the traditional disciplinary confines of historical demography.

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    "The book is a great achievement, which will stimulate controversy, research, and the teaching of demographic and economic history everywhere for years to come." Journal of Economic History

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    • Date Published: October 1989
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521356886
    • length: 820 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 41 mm
    • weight: 1.08kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introductory note
    Related publications
    Preface to the first edition
    Introduction
    Part I. From Parish Register Data to National Vital Series:
    1. The basic data
    2. The representativeness of the date
    3. Inflation to national frequencies
    4. From baptisms and burials to births and deaths: corrections for nonconformity and late baptism
    5. From baptisms and burials to births and deaths: final inflation ratios: offsetting other causes of non-registration
    Part II. English Population History:
    6. Secular trends: some basic patterns
    7. Secular trends: back-projection estimates of population characteristics and vital rates
    8. Short-term variations: some basic patterns
    9. Short-term variation: vital rates, prices, and weather
    10. The economic setting of long-term trends in English fertility and mortality
    11. Conclusion
    Appendices
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Authors

    E. A. Wrigley, University of Cambridge

    R. S. Schofield, ESRC Cambridge Groups for the History of Population and Social Structure

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