A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 1, 1259-1400

A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 1, 1259-1400 : From the Year after the Oxford Parliament (1259) to the Commencement of the Continental War (1793)

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Since early times, agriculture has been pivotal to England's economy. This is the first in a magisterial seven-volume, eight-piece compilation by the economist James E. Thorold Rogers (1823-90), which represents the most complete record of produce costs in England between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries. Drawing on a variety of sources including college archives and the Public Record Office, Rogers documents the fluctuating prices of commodities such as livestock, wheat, hay, wool, textiles and labour in a time of great economic change, when the growing economy of the early middle ages was shaken by famine and the Black Death, and then gradually recovered towards the Agrarian Revolution. First published in 1866, this volume explores the period from 1259 to 1400. The factual information provided in Volume 2 is analysed in a series of essays focusing on farming methods, international trading, taxes, currency, and the financial consequences of the plague.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139094777
  • 9781139094771

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Introductory; 2. Medieval agriculture; 3. Rate of production in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; 4. Social distinctions, and the general distribution of wealth; 5. Social and domestic economy; 6. Medieval justice and courts; 7. Journeys and markets; 8. Foreign trade and commercial routes; 9. Taxes and contributions; 10. Weights and measures; 11. Currency; 12. Averages of prices; 13. On the price of grain; 14. Fodder and hay; 15. On the price of labour; 16. The price of live stock; 17. The price of wool; 18. On the prices of farm produce; 19. On the price of materials employed in agricultural economy; 20. On the price of building materials; 21. Agricultural implements, tools, and furniture; 22. On the price of textile fabrics and clothing; 23. On the price of metals; 24. On the price of fish; 25. On the price of foreign produce; 26. Sundry articles; 27. On the cost of carriage; 28. On the profits of agriculture before and after the plague; 29. On the purchasing power of wages; Index.
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