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Chapters from The Agrarian History of England and Wales : Volume 3, Agricultural Change: Policy and Practice, 1500-1750: Chapters from The Agrarian History of England and Wales: Volume 3, Agricultural Change: Policy and Practice, 1500-1750 Agricultural Change - Policy and Practice, 1500-1750 v. 3 - Joan Thirsk

Chapters from The Agrarian History of England and Wales

Volume 3, Agricultural Change: Policy and Practice, 1500-1750: Chapters from The Agrarian History of England and Wales: Volume 3, Agricultural Change: Policy and Practice, 1500-1750 Agricultural Change - Policy and Practice, 1500-1750 v. 3

By: Joan Thirsk (Editor)

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Chapters from The Agrarian History of England and Wales, volumes IV and V part II, now appear for the first time in five paperback volumes, designed primarily for a student readership. Dealing respectively with pieces, wages, profits and rents; estate management and the condition of the farm labourer; agricultural techniques and enclosure; marketing; and rural building, these studies bring together the fruits of co-operative scholarship from authorities on the social and economic history of rural England and Wales in the early modern period. To set each subject in context and to update material where necessary, new introductions have been written by the authors of each volume.

'The book is a treasure and again places England in the vanguard of scholarship on the social and economic history of modern Europe.' English Historical Review 'Volume IV of The Agrarian History will no doubt stand as an indispensable authority ...' The Times Literary Supplement 'It will be a very long time indeed before [volume IV] and the mass of references it contains is superseded as the basic standard work on this period.' Agriculture ' ... this volume will remain an authoritative work of reference for many years to come.' The Times Higher Education Supplement 'This is an outstanding achievement in scholarship and will remain the standard work of reference.' British Book News

List of plates and tablesp. ix
Editor's prefacep. xi
List of abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Farming techniques, 1500-1640p. 15
Introductionp. 15
Arable husbandryp. 17
Grassland and stockp. 33
Fruit and market-gardeningp. 49
Conclusionp. 51
Enclosing and engrossing, 1500-1640p. 54
Introductionp. 54
Public opinion, popular commotion, and legislationp. 67
Pamphlet literaturep. 92
The local history of enclosing and engrossingp. 94
Select bibliography, 1500-1640p. 110
Agricultural policy: public debate and legislation, 1640-1750p. 125
General introductionp. 125
1640-1660p. 128
Introductionp. 128
Encouraging agricultural production and diversificationp. 131
Encouraging exportsp. 132
Discouraging importsp. 135
Timber trees and fruit treesp. 136
Land improvementp. 138
Confiscated landsp. 138
Fenlandsp. 139
Forestsp. 141
The regulation of enclosurep. 144
Work for the poorp. 148
Conclusionp. 151
1660-1750p. 152
Introductionp. 152
Encouraging agricultural production and diversificationp. 155
Cerealsp. 155
Beer and spiritsp. 161
Special cropsp. 165
Hemp and flaxp. 166
Madderp. 168
Safflowerp. 168
Tobaccop. 169
Hopsp. 170
Conclusionp. 171
Fruit trees and fruit drinksp. 171
Cattlep. 173
Dairy producep. 188
Wool and sheepp. 190
Gamep. 193
Land improvementp. 198
Fenlandsp. 199
Forestsp. 201
The regulation of enclosurep. 205
Work for the poorp. 209
Conclusionp. 213
Tithes, 1640-1750p. 216
Market gardening in England and Wales, 1640-1750p. 233
Before 1640p. 233
1640-1750p. 236
Conclusionp. 260
Agricultural innovations and their diffusion, 1640-1750p. 263
Setting the scene in 1640p. 263
1640-1660p. 272
1660-1700p. 290
1700-1750p. 301
The interactions of horticulture and agriculturep. 311
Conclusionp. 317
Select bibliography, 1640-1750p. 320
Indexp. 339
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ISBN: 9780521368827
ISBN-10: 0521368820
Series: Chapters from the Agrarian History of England and Wales 1500-1750, Vol 3 : Book 3
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 30th April 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.55