A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 4, 1401-1582

A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 4, 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 fourth 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 discusses the period from 1401 to 1582, using the data published in Volume 3, exploring the distribution of wealth, the cost of foreign produce, weights, measures and currency, and variation in wages.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139094807
  • 9781139094801

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Introductory; 2. Agriculture in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; 3. On the distribution of wealth in England during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; 4. Trade and markets; 5. Taxes and contributions; 6. Currency; 6.i. Weights and measures; 7. Averages of prices; 8. On the price of grain; 9. Hay and straw; 10. Wool and hides; 11. On the price of farm produce; 12. Articles employed in agriculture; 13. Agricultural implements and tools; 14. On the price of building materials, etc.; 15. On the price of metals; 16. On the price of labour; 17. On the price of fish; 18. Prices of ale and beer; 19. On the price of textile fabrics and clothing; 19.i. Paper, parchment, ink, books, etc.; 20. Sundry articles; 21. On the price of foreign produce. Wine; 22. On the price of foreign produce. Spices, fruits, sugar, confectionary; 23. On the cost of carriage; 24. On prices generally between 1401 and 1582; 25. On the profits of agriculture; 26. On the purchasing power of wages; Index.show more