Agricultural Rent in England, 1690-1914

Agricultural Rent in England, 1690-1914

by M. E. Turner, J. V. Beckett, B. Afton
     
 

This is a study of agricultural rent in England from c. 1690 to the First World War, concentrating on the mechanisms by which rent was paid by tenants to their landlords and building up a rent index which provides a definitive picture of the pattern of rent over the period. The book adds a critical dimension to our understanding of English agricultural history through… See more details below

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This is a study of agricultural rent in England from c. 1690 to the First World War, concentrating on the mechanisms by which rent was paid by tenants to their landlords and building up a rent index which provides a definitive picture of the pattern of rent over the period. The book adds a critical dimension to our understanding of English agricultural history through the period of the so-called agricultural revolution, and as such will help us understand more fully the economic history of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521450539
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Note on the text
List of abbreviations
Two examples of contemporary rent books
Introduction1
1Agricultural rent in England6
2Contemporary views of rent in eighteenth and nineteenth-century England37
3The current state of knowledge50
4The determining parameters of a rent index70
5Constructing the rent index I: estate records85
6Constructing the rent index II: government inquiries107
7Constructing the rent index III: other studies138
8An English agricultural rent index, 1690-1914148
9Rent arrears and regional variations176
10The rent index and agricultural history I: the long term199
11The rent index and agricultural history II: the short term225
Conclusion253
Appendix 1Sources of the rent index258
Appendix 2 Statistical summary308
Bibliography324
Index340

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