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The Agrarian History of England and Wales

The Agrarian History of England and Wales
2 Part Set

Volume 5. 1640–1750

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Part of Agrarian History of England and Wales

Joan Thirsk, Eric J. Evans, Paul Brassley, David Hey, G. E. Mingay, B. A. Holderness, R. C. Richardson, Brian M. Short, J. R. Wordie, V. Harrison, Frank Emery, Peter J. Bowden, Christopher Clay, David W. Howell, J. A. Chartres, Malcolm Thick, M. W. Barley, Peter Smith
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  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107401181

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  • Volume V of The Agrarian History of England and Wales was first published in 1984. It was the first detailed study of agriculture and agricultural change in the period 1640 to 1750. It is the work of nineteen specialist scholars who have used original archives in local record offices throughout the kingdom, as well as central records. The volume examines the special economic and social circumstances of these years, and the changing price relationships in agricultural produce. It traces consequent changes in farm profits; the diversification of agriculture; the development of more regional specialisation and horticulture; the development of agricultural policy; the responses of landowners as estate managers and farmers; the elaboration of marketing facilities and of channels of communication for advertising new ways in farming. A richly illustrated account is given of building developments and an appendix contains annual and decennial price and wage increases.

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107401181
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 79 mm
    • weight: 2.03kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Regional Farming Systems: Text figures
    Table
    Preface
    Abbreviations
    Introduction Joan Thirsk
    Section 1. Northern England:
    1. Cumberland, Westmorland, and Furness Eric J. Evans
    2. Northumberland and Durham Paul Brassley
    3. Yorkshire and Lancashire David Hey
    Section 2. The Midlands:
    4. The East Midlands: Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, and Lincolnshire (excluding the Fenland) G. E. Mingay
    5. The North-West Midlands: Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, and Shropshire David Hey
    6. The South-West Midlands: Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, and Herefordshire Joan Thirsk
    Section 3. East Anglia, The Home Counties, and the South-East:
    7. East Anglia and the Fens: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Ely, Huntingdonshire, Essex, and the Lincolnshire Fens B. A. Holderness
    8. Metropolitan counties: Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Middlesex R. C. Richardson
    9. The South-East: Kent, Surrey, and Sussex Brian M. Short
    Section 4. The South and South-West:
    10. The South: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, and Hampshire J. R. Wordie
    11. The South-West: Dorset, Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall Giles V. Harrison
    Section 5. Wales:
    12. Wales Frank Emery
    Part II. Agrarian Change:
    13. Agricultural prices, wages, farm profits, and rents Peter J. Bowden
    14. Landlords and estate management in England Christopher Clay
    15. Landlords and estate management in Wales David W. Howell
    16. Agricultural policy: public debate and legislation Joan Thirsk
    Tithes Eric J. Evans
    17. The marketing of agricultural produce J. A. Chartres
    18. Market gardening in England and Wales Malcolm Thick
    19. Agricultural innovations and their diffusion Joan Thirsk
    20. Rural building in England M. W. Barley
    21. Rural building in Wales Peter Smith
    Appendices
    Select bibliography
    Index.

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    Joan Thirsk

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    Joan Thirsk, Eric J. Evans, Paul Brassley, David Hey, G. E. Mingay, B. A. Holderness, R. C. Richardson, Brian M. Short, J. R. Wordie, V. Harrison, Frank Emery, Peter J. Bowden, Christopher Clay, David W. Howell, J. A. Chartres, Malcolm Thick, M. W. Barley, Peter Smith

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