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Commoners: Common Right, Enclosure and Social Change in England, 1700-1820 / Edition 1
     

Commoners: Common Right, Enclosure and Social Change in England, 1700-1820 / Edition 1

by J. M. Neeson
 

ISBN-10: 0521567742

ISBN-13: 9780521567749

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a paperback edition of one of the most important and original contributions to English rural history published in the past generation. Winner of the Whitfield Prize of the Royal Historical Society in 1994, Commoners challenges the view that England had no peasantry or that it had disappeared before industrialization: rather it shows that common right

Overview

This is a paperback edition of one of the most important and original contributions to English rural history published in the past generation. Winner of the Whitfield Prize of the Royal Historical Society in 1994, Commoners challenges the view that England had no peasantry or that it had disappeared before industrialization: rather it shows that common right and petty landholding shaped social relations in English villages, and that their loss at enclosure sharpened social antagonisms and imprinted on popular culture a pervasive sense of loss.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521567749
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Past and Present Publications Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The question of value; Part I. Survival: 2. Who had common right? 3. Threats before enclosure; 4. Ordering the commons; 5. Enforcing the orders; 6.The uses of waste; Part II. Decline: 7. Two villages; 8. Decline and disappearance; 9. Resisting enclosure; Part III. Conclusion: 10. 'Making freeman of the slave'; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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