Land and Society in Edwardian Britain

Land and Society in Edwardian Britain

by Brian Short
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521570352

ISBN-13: 9780521570350

Pub. Date: 04/07/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This revealing new book presents some of the first researches into a trove of hitherto inaccessible primary source material. A controversial component of Lloyd George's People's Budget of 1909-10 was the "New Domesday" of landownership and land values. This documentation, long locked away in the Inland Revenue's offices, became available to the public in the late

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This revealing new book presents some of the first researches into a trove of hitherto inaccessible primary source material. A controversial component of Lloyd George's People's Budget of 1909-10 was the "New Domesday" of landownership and land values. This documentation, long locked away in the Inland Revenue's offices, became available to the public in the late 1970s. Dr. Short offers both a coherent overview and a standard source of reference to this valuable archive. Part I is concerned with the processes of assembling the material and its style of representation; Part II with suggested themes and locality studies. A final chapter places this new material in the context of discourses of state intervention in landed society prior to the Great War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521570350
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/07/1997
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography Series, #25
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. An introduction; Part I. Processes and Representations: 2. Lloyd George, the 1909 Budget and the land campaign; 3. The national structure of the valuation process; 4. The survey procedures and documents; 5. The 1910 documents and archival policies; Part II. Themes and Locality Studies: 6. Projects and problems; 7. Urban social area analysis 1909–14; 8. Rural society and economy 1909–14; 9. Rural industrial communities on the eve of the Great War; 10. Contrasts and comparisons; 11. The survey in Ireland; 12. The survey in Scotland; 13. A discourse of state power 1909–14; Bibliography; Appendices.

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