The Agrarian History of England and Wales: Volume 5, 1640-1750, Part 1, Regional Farming Systems by Joan Thirsk, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Agrarian History of England and Wales: Volume 5, 1640-1750, Part 1, Regional Farming Systems

The Agrarian History of England and Wales: Volume 5, 1640-1750, Part 1, Regional Farming Systems

by Joan Thirsk
     
 

This is the first detailed study of English and Welsh agriculture and agricultural change in the period 1640 to
1750. It is the work of nineteen specialists, who have used original archives in local record offices throughout the kingdom, as well as central records. The volume examines the special economic and social circumstances of these years, and the

Overview

This is the first detailed study of English and Welsh agriculture and agricultural change in the period 1640 to
1750. It is the work of nineteen specialists, who have used original archives in local record offices throughout the kingdom, as well as central records. The volume examines the special economic and social circumstances of these years, and the changing price relationships of agricultural produce. It traces consequent changes in farm profits; the diversification of agriculture; the development of more regional specialisation and of horticulture; the emergence of agricultural policy that was both broader and yet looser in its objectives than before; the responses of landowners as estate managers and farmers; the elaboration of marketing facilities and of channels of communication for advertising new ways in farming. A richly illustrated account is given of building developments on farms, and in villages generally. An appendix contains annual and decennial price and wage indexes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521200769
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/27/1985
Series:
Agrarian History of England and Wales Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.42(d)

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