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Chapters from The Agrarian History of England and Wales : Volume 1, Economic Change: Prices, Wages, Profits and Rents, 1500-1750: Chapters from The Agrarian History of England and Wales: Volume 1, Economic Change: Prices, Wages, Profits and Rents, 1500-1750 Economic Change: Prices, Wages, Profits, and Rents 1500 - Peter J. Bowden

Chapters from The Agrarian History of England and Wales

Volume 1, Economic Change: Prices, Wages, Profits and Rents, 1500-1750: Chapters from The Agrarian History of England and Wales: Volume 1, Economic Change: Prices, Wages, Profits and Rents, 1500-1750 Economic Change: Prices, Wages, Profits, and Rents 1500

By: Peter J. Bowden (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th April 1990
ISBN: 9780521368841
Number Of Pages: 444

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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Literary Supplement 'It will be a very long time indeed before [volume IV] and the mass of references it contains is superseded as the basic standard work on this period.'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 text-figures and tablesp. vii
Editor's prefacep. xiii
List of abbreviationsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Agricultural prices, farm profits and rents, 1500-1640p. 13
The long-term movement of agricultural pricesp. 13
Introductionp. 13
The long-term trend of pricesp. 14
The long-term movement of relative pricesp. 21
Regional pricesp. 29
Fluctuations and trends in the agrarian economyp. 37
Introductionp. 37
Seasonal fluctuationsp. 39
Annual fluctuationsp. 43
Cycles and trendsp. 54
Expenditure and incomep. 69
Introductionp. 69
Arable farmingp. 70
Pasture farmingp. 83
The landlordp. 94
Conclusionp. 114
Statistical appendix, 1500-1640p. 116
Price of agricultural commodities: annual averagesp. 116
Price of agricultural commodities: decennial averagesp. 158
Note on statistical sources and methodsp. 167
Select bibliography, 1500-1640p. 173
Agricultural prices, wages, farm profits and rents, 1640-1750p. 189
Long-term movement of prices and wagesp. 189
Regional prices and wagesp. 204
Seasonal price movementsp. 221
Annual price movementsp. 229
Some other aspects of price behaviourp. 243
Farm rentsp. 250
Costs and profitabilityp. 271
Introductionp. 271
Arable farmingp. 273
New arable cropsp. 283
Livestock husbandryp. 290
Conclusionsp. 305
Statistical Appendix, 1640-1750p. 307
Agricultural Weights and Measuresp. 307
Land measuresp. 318
Statisticsp. 319
Price indices of agricultural commodities: national annual averagesp. 319
Price indices of agricultural commodities: national decennial averagesp. 342
Price indices of agricultural commodities: regional averagesp. 349
Prices of agricultural commodities: regional decennial averagesp. 355
Wages and cost of livingp. 368
Measures of agricultural output and productivityp. 372
Overseas trade in agricultural commoditiesp. 378
Note on statistical methods and sourcesp. 381
Select bibliography, 1640-1750p. 395
Indexp. 414
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ISBN: 9780521368841
ISBN-10: 0521368847
Series: Chapters from the Agrarian History of England and Wales 1500-1750, Vol 1
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 444
Published: 30th April 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.65