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    Beltrán Tapia, Francisco J. 2015. Social and Environmental Filters to Market Incentives: The Persistence of Common Land in Nineteenth-Century Spain. Journal of Agrarian Change, Vol. 15, Issue. 2, p. 239.

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    Evans, Megan and Jones, Peter 2014. ‘A STUBBORN, INTRACTABLE BODY’: RESISTANCE TO THE WORKHOUSE IN WALES, 1834–1877. Family & Community History, Vol. 17, Issue. 2, p. 101.

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    Layton, Robert H. 2014. The Challenge of Epistemology: Anthropological Perspectives. American Anthropologist, Vol. 116, Issue. 1, p. 234.

    Meide, Chuck and Sikes, Kathryn 2014. Manipulating the Maritime Cultural Landscape: Vernacular Boats and Economic Relations on Nineteenth-Century Achill Island, Ireland. Journal of Maritime Archaeology, Vol. 9, Issue. 1, p. 115.

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    CRAGOE, MATTHEW and MCDONAGH, BRIONY 2013. Parliamentary enclosure, vermin and the cultural life of English parishes, 1750–1850. Continuity and Change, Vol. 28, Issue. 01, p. 27.

    Gidwani, Vinay 2013. Six theses on waste, value, and commons. Social & Cultural Geography, Vol. 14, Issue. 7, p. 773.

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This is one of the most important and original contributions to English rural history to be published in the past generation. Winner of the Whitfield Prize of the Royal Historical Society in 1994, Commoners challenges the view that England had no peasantry or that it had disappeared before industrialization: rather it shows that common rights and petty landholding shaped social relations in English villages, and that their loss at enclosure sharpened social antagonisms and imprinted on popular culture a pervasive sense of loss.


‘Commoners ... will transform the understanding of [eighteenth-century] agrarian and social history.’

E. P. Thompson Source: Customs in Common

‘Little can be said in criticism of this wonderful book... Commoners is a major contribution to an emerging view.’

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