A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 2, 1259-1400

A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 2, 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 second 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 presents in tabular form the data from 1259 to 1400 discussed in Volume 1, showing the prices of a diverse range of products and services in towns and regions across the country.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139094785
  • 9781139094788

Table of contents

Preface; Prices of grain; Prices of rarer grain; Prices of corpora of vetches and peas; Prices of grass by the acre; Prices of stock; Prices of swans; Prices of labour; Wages of hired servants; Prices of wool; Prices of hides; Prices of cheese, butter, eggs; Prices of cider and fruit; Prices of grease, lard, and fat; Prices of hay; Prices of fuel; Prices of hemp and flax; Prices of candles; Prices of wax and oil; Prices of honey; Prices of salt; Prices of tar; Prices of copperas and verdigris; Prices of millstones; Prices of tiles, slates, and pins; Prices of hurdles; Prices of laths; Prices of limes; Prices of marling; Prices of iron and steel; Prices of nails; Prices of ploughshares; Prices of ploughshoes, clouts, and nails; Prices of horseshoes and nails; Prices of canvas; Prices of rope; Prices of locks and keys; Prices of carts, wheels, and fittings; Prices of metals; Prices of glass; Prices of linen and clothing; Prices of spices; Prices of wine; Prices of fish; Prices of oysters & muscles; Prices of rabbits; Prices of arms; Taxes; Sundry articles; Sundry services; Addenda: grain; Seeds; Plants; Wool; Stock; Hides, cheese, butter, grease, cider; Prices of carriage; Notes: seasons and prices; Notes: political and social; Bailiff's account; Itinerary to Avignon; Itinerary to Northumberland; Determination Feast; Rentals; Kalendar; Indenture of chattels; Holywell Court; Expulsio Ric: Lythum; Exoneratio Tallagii; Scrutiny; Indices.show more