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Land and Society in Edwardian Britain : Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography (Hardcover) - Brian Short

Land and Society in Edwardian Britain

Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 28th June 1997
ISBN: 9780521570350
Number Of Pages: 400

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This revealing new addition to Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography presents some of the first researches into a trove of hitherto inaccessible primary source material. A controversial component of Lloyd George's People's Budget of 1909-10 was the 'New Domesday' of landownership and land values. This rich documentation, for long locked away in the Inland Revenue's offices, became available to the public in the late 1970s. For the growing number of scholars of early twentieth century urban and rural Britain, Dr Short offers both a coherent overview and a standard source of reference to this valuable archive. Part I is concerned with the processes of assembling the material and its style of representation; Part II with suggested themes and locality studies. A final chapter places this new material in the context of discourses of state intervention in landed society prior to the Great War.

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'... this pathbreaking book ... is a valuable study ... an unrivalled source [for the early twentieth century] which, particularly when it can be coupled with the 1911 census returns in 2012, offers the chance for a detailed study of the economic history and social geography of Britain before the First World War.' Economic History Review 'This is a book that no historian ... who is any way concerned with the first decades of this century can afford to ignore.' The Local Historian '... of enormous value to the historian ... The impact of his analysis is enhanced by the excellent illustrations and high production standards of this volume ... the result is the revelation of an archive of unrivalled importance for the historian of Britain, whether the interest be in political, economic, social, rural or urban history. Future historians and the profession as a whole are greatly in his debt.' History

An Introduction
Processes and Representations
Lloyd George, the 1909 Budget and the land campaign
The national structure of the valuation process
The survey procedures and documents
The 1910 documents and archival policies
Themes and Locality Studies
Projects and problems
Urban social area analysis 1909-1914
Rural society and economy 1909-1914
Rural industrial communities on the eve of the Great War
Contrasts and comparisons
The survey in Ireland
The survey in Scotland
A discourse of state power 1909-1914
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ISBN: 9780521570350
ISBN-10: 0521570352
Series: Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 28th June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.75  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.68