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Agricultural Revolution in England The Transformation of the Agrarian Economy 1500-1850

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ISBN-10: 0521568595

ISBN-13: 9780521568593

Edition: 1996

Authors: Mark Overton, Alan R. H. Baker, Richard Dennis, Deryck Holdworth

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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…    
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List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/18/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 6.18" wide x 9.29" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Mark Overton is Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Exeter. Before moving to Exeter he taught in the Geography Departments of the Universities of Cambridge and Newcastle, and held a Visiting Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford. His research interests are in the agrarian history of England from the middle ages to the present day and in the economy and society in early modern England. He is currently President of the British Agricultural History Society and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Economic History Society. He was also Vice-Chair of the Training and Skills Committee of the Economic and Social Research Council. His books include…    

Preface
A note on weights, measures, money and boundaries
The agricultural revolution
Farming in the sixteenth century
Agricultural output and productivity, 1500-1850
Institutional changes, 1500-1850
The agricultural revolution reconsidered
Guide to further reading
Bibliography