A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 5, 1583-1702

A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 5, 1583-1702 : 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 fifth 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 1887, Volume 5 uses the data supplied in Volume 6 to discuss the period from 1583 to 1702, exploring the costs of traditional agricultural products as well as fuel and building materials, transport, tenant farms, and changes in wages.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139094815
  • 9781139094818

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Introductory; 2. Agriculture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; 3. On the distribution of wealth in England from 1583 to 1702; 4. Currency; 5. Trade and markets; 6. Taxation and finance; 7. On the price of grain; 8. On the price of hops; 9. On the prices of hay and straw; 10. Minor agricultural products; 11. On the price of stock and meat; 12. Dairy produce, eggs and poultry; 13. On candles, tallow, and fuel; 14. Wool, hides, and bark; 15. On the price of fish; 16. On the price of salt; 17. On the price of foreign produce; 18. On the price of materials; 19. On the price of building materials; 20. On the price of textile fabrics. Linen; 21. On the price of textile fabrics. Cloth, etc.; 22. On the price of paper, etc., parchment, etc., and rope; 23. Labour and wages; 24. Sundries; 25. On the cost of carriage; 26. On prices generally between 1583 and 1702; 27. The condition of the tenant farmer, 1583-1702; 28. On the purchasing power of wages; Index.
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