A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 3, 1401-1582

A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 3, 1401-1582 : 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 third 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 1882, this volume presents in tabular form data from 1401 to 1582, showing the prices of a range of products and services in towns and cities across the country. The data are then discussed in essays in Volume 4.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139094793
  • 9781139094795

Table of contents

Preface; Prices of grain; Prices of stock; Prices of mustard seed, garlic, onions; Prices of eggs, cheese, butter; Prices of honey; Prices of wool and woolfells; Prices of hides; Prices of hay and straw; Prices of hops; Prices of fuel; Prices of beer; Prices of fat; Prices of candles; Prices of wax and oil; Prices of fish; Prices of salt; Prices of iron and steel; Prices of lime; Prices of metals; Prices of tar and pitch; Prices of millstones; Prices of hurdles; Prices of hemp and rope; Prices of building materials; Prices of laths; Prices of tiles, slates, bricks, and tile pins; Prices of lath and other nails; Prices of glass; Prices of paper; Prices of linen and canvas; Prices of woollen cloths, etc.; Prices of wine; Prices of pepper; Prices of spices etc.; Prices of sundry articles; Prices of labour; Prices of labour, royal works; Wages of hired servants; Cost of carriage; Notes; Addenda: grain; Stock; Fish; Fat; Lime; Iron; Metals; Oil and wax; Honey; Grass, hay, etc.; Fuel; Wool; Hides; Cheese and butter; Candles; Salt; Onions and mustard; Beer; Tar, canvas, etc.; Hops; Spices; Qualities of English wool; Farmers' and collectors' accounts; Oxford rental; Bell tower, Merton College, costs of; Indenture of apprenticeship; Rentale manerii de Cheltenham; College discipline; Proclamation on the currency; Index.show more