God Speed the Plough: The Representation of Agrarian England, 1500-1660by Andrew McRae
Pub. Date: 12/28/2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An interdisciplinary analysis of the history and literature of the land in early modern England. See more details below
An interdisciplinary analysis of the history and literature of the land in early modern England.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I. Versions of Moral Economy: 1. Covetousness in the countryside: agrarian complaint and mid-Tudor reform; 2. Moral economics and the Tudor-Stuart Church; 3. The rural vision of Renaissance satire; 4. Agrarian communism; Part II. Imperatives of Improvement: 5. Husbandry manuals and agrarian improvement; 6. 'To know one's own': the discourse of the estate surveyor; 7. Georgic economics; Part III. The Profits and Pleasures of the Land: 8. Chorography: the view from the gentleman's seat; 9. Rural poetics; Bibliography.
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