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Population and Economy : Population and History from the Traditional to the Modern World - Robert I. Rotberg

Population and Economy

Population and History from the Traditional to the Modern World

Paperback Published: 8th September 1986
ISBN: 9780521310550
Number Of Pages: 228

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With the publication of The Population History of England in 1981 it has become possible for the first time to trace in detail the demographic changes that occurred in a major European country throughout the early modern period and during the industrial revolution. It is therefore also now possible to test our understanding of the functioning of early modern economies in relation to their demographic patterns against the new empirical data. The discussion of this historical theme, first initiated by Malthus in the late eighteenth century, can now be taken a substantial step further. All of the essays published here take advantage of this new possibility, either by using the English data themselves, or by reflecting on the implications of a comparison between English patterns and those found elsewhere. The essays contribute not only to a richer understanding of the relationships in the past between population and economy, but also to a fuller appreciation of the circumstances that limited economic growth in pre-industrial economies and with the train of events that led to the escape from these constraints with the industrial revolution.

Introduction
Through a glass darkly: The Population History of England as an experiment in history
Historical demography after The Population History of England
English population, wages and prices: 1541-1913
Population homeostasis and English demographic history
The population and economy of the pre-industrial Netherlands
Urban growth and agricultural change: England and the continent in the early modern period
Escaping from constraints: the industrial revolution in a Malthusian context
Time and space, hoofs and grain: the seasonality of marriage in England
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ISBN: 9780521310550
ISBN-10: 0521310555
Series: Selected Proceedings of the Tenth Congress of the Internatio
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 8th September 1986
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.34