Agricultural Revolution in England: The Transformation of by Mark Overton

By Mark Overton

This e-book is the 1st on hand survey of English agriculture among 1500 and 1850. It combines new proof with contemporary findings from the expert literature, to argue that the rural revolution came about within the century after 1750. Taking a wide view of agrarian swap, the writer starts with an outline of sixteenth-century farming and an research of its neighborhood constitution. He then argues that the rural revolution consisted of 2 similar ameliorations. the 1st used to be a change in output and productiveness caused by way of a posh set of adjustments in farming perform. the second one was once a change of the agrarian economic climate and society, together with a sequence of comparable advancements in advertising, landholding, box structures, estate rights, enclosure and social relatives. Written in particular for college kids, this ebook could be necessary to a person learning English monetary and social historical past, or the historical past of agriculture.

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