Britain and Ireland 1050-1530: Economy and Society (Economic and Social History of Britain)

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This book analyzes the economic and social development of Britain and Ireland between 1050 and 1530. It compares economic institutions, the structure of production and rates of economic development and is richly supplied with up-to-date evidence. After considering the principal geographical, cultural and political constraints on economic development, the book examines in detail the development of towns and trade, settlement patterns, agriculture and relations between lords and tenures. The book is structured so that it can be used on both short courses and longer ones, with the material divided at 1300 in order to facilitate its adaptation for different study needs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198731450
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Series: Economic and Social History of Britain Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 578
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Britnell is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Durham. He has written extensively on this period of British history.

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Table of Contents

1. Material resources and economic constraints
2. Culture and economic constraints
3. Power and economic constraints
4. Contours of development
5. Britain and Ireland in the later eleventh century
1050 - 1300
6. Merchants and their trade
7. Towns, industry and local trade
8. Rural settlement and society
9. Arable husbandry
10. Pasture husbandry
11. Lords and tenants
12. Government
13. Procedural routines and the uses of literacy
14. Stability and Crisis
15. Britain and Ireland in the early fourteenth century
1300 - 1530
16. Merchants and their trade
17. Towns, industry and local trade
18. Rural settlement and society
19. Arable husbandry
20. Pastoral husbandry
21. Landlords and tenants
22. Government
23. Procedural routines and the uses of literacy
24. Stability and Crisis
25. Britain and Ireland in the early sixteenth century
Bibliography of primary sources

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