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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