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Agricultural revolution in England : the transformation of the Agrarian economy, 1500-1850

By: Overton, Mark (University of Exeter)

Part of the Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography series
0521568595 / 9780521568593
Paperback
630.9'42
18/04/1996
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England
23 cm 288p. : ill.
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This book is the first available survey of English agriculture between 1500 and 1850.

It combines new evidence with recent findings from the specialist literature, to argue that the agricultural revolution took place in the century after 1750.

Taking a broad view of agrarian change, the author begins with a description of sixteenth-century farming and an analysis of its regional structure.

He then argues that the agricultural revolution consisted of two related transformations.

The first was a transformation in output and productivity brought about by a complex set of changes in farming practice.

The second was a transformation of the agrarian economy and society, including a series of related developments in marketing, landholding, field systems, property rights, enclosure and social relations.

Written specifically for students, this book will be invaluable to anyone studying English economic and social history, or the history of agriculture.

BIC:

1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JB c 1500 to c 1600, 3JD c 1600 to c 1700, 3JF c 1700 to c 1800, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, HBJD1 British & Irish history, KNAC Agriculture & related industries

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