Agricultural Change: Policy and Practice 1500-1750 (Chapters from the Agrarian History of England and Wales 1500-1750, Vol 3)
Joan ThirskISBN: 0521368820; 9780521368827;
Chapters from The Agrarian History of England and Wales, volumes IV and V part II, now appear for the first time in five paperback volumes, designed primarily for a student readership. Dealing respectively with pieces, wages, profits and rents; estate management and the condition of the farm labourer; agricultural techniques and enclosure; marketing; and rural building, these studies bring together the fruits of co-operative scholarship from authorities on the social and economic history of rural Englandand Wales in the early modern period. To set each subject in context and to update material where necessary, new introductions have been written by the authors of each volume.