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Dearth, Public Policy and Social Disturbance in England, 1550-1800
     

Dearth, Public Policy and Social Disturbance in England, 1550-1800

by Maurice Kirby, R. B. Outhwaite
 

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ISBN-10: 0521552737

ISBN-13: 9780521552738

Pub. Date: 05/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In the years between 1550 and 1800, serious harvest failure has been connected with a marked increase in the political activity of the ordinary people, and attention has been focused on food riots. This concise survey considers the enormous volume of literature generated on the subject.

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In the years between 1550 and 1800, serious harvest failure has been connected with a marked increase in the political activity of the ordinary people, and attention has been focused on food riots. This concise survey considers the enormous volume of literature generated on the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521552738
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2014
Series:
New Studies in Economic and Social History Series , #14
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment; Note on references; 1. The meaning and measurement of dearth; 2. Crisis of subsistence?; 3. Public policy; 4. Social disturbance; 5. Some loose ends; Select Bibliography; Index.

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