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Britain and Ireland 1050-1530 : Economy and Society - Richard Britnell

Britain and Ireland 1050-1530

Economy and Society

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Published: 1st May 2004
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This book analyses the economic and social development of Britain and Ireland between 1050 and 1530. It compares economic institutions, the structure of production and rates of economic development and is richly supplied with up-to-date evidence. After considering the principal geographical, cultural and political constraints on economic development, the book examines in detail the development of towns and trade, settlement patterns, agriculture and relations between lords and tenures.

The book is structured so that it can be used on both short courses and longer ones, with the material divided at 1300 in order to facilitate its adaptation for different study needs.

...a superb textbook covering the economy of the British Isles from 1050 to 1530...What makes this book so valuable [...is] its comprehensiveness and sure-footed approach throughout...the book is likely to be the standard work on the topic for many years to come...a tour de force of intelligent assessment and penetrating insight. John Langdon, University of Alberta By any standard, this book is an impressive achievement ... this book is the definitive statement of our times about those more distant times. H.B. Clarke, The Ricardian This important book represents the first meaningful attempt to provide an overview of the economy and society in Britain and Ireland during the middle ages. The English Historical Review

Introduction Preliminaries 1: Material resources and economic constraints 2: Culture and economic constraints 3: Power and economic constraints 4: Contours of development 5: Britain and Ireland in the later eleventh century 1050 - 1300 6: Merchants and their trade 7: Towns, industry and local trade 8: Rural settlement and society 9: Arable husbandry 10: Pasture husbandry 11: Lords and tenants 12: Government 13: Procedural routines and the uses of literacy 14: Stability and Crisis 15: Britain and Ireland in the early fourteenth century 1300 - 1530 16: Merchants and their trade 17: Towns, industry and local trade 18: Rural settlement and society 19: Arable husbandry 20: Pastoral husbandry 21: Landlords and tenants 22: Government 23: Procedural routines and the uses of literacy 24: Stability and Crisis 25: Britain and Ireland in the early sixteenth century Bibliography of primary sources Index

ISBN: 9780198731450
ISBN-10: 0198731450
Series: Economic & Social History of Britain
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.88