A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 6, 1583-1702

A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 6, 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 sixth 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 6 presents in tabular form the data from 1583 to 1702, showing the prices of a range of products in towns and cities across the country, which are discussed in essays in Volume 5.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139094823
  • 9781139094825

Table of contents

Preface; Prices of grain; Prices of hops; Prices of hay and straw; Prices of hay (Houghton's prices); Prices of minor products; Prices of seeds (Houghton's prices); Prices of stock; Prices of meat (Houghton's prices); Prices of butter, cheese, and eggs; Prices of butter (Houghton's prices); Prices of candles and tallow; Prices of candles and tallow (Houghton's prices); Prices of wool, hides, and leather; Prices of wool (Houghton's prices); Prices of bark; Prices of fuel; Prices of fuel (Houghton's prices); Prices of fish; Prices of fish (Houghton's prices); Prices of salt; Prices of salt (Houghton's prices); Prices of wine; Prices of spices and fruits; Prices of iron, ironwork, and nails; Prices of metals; Prices of metals (Houghton's prices); Prices of glass; Prices of stone; Prices of lime; Prices of laths; Prices of timber and board; Prices of bricks, tiles, and slates; Prices of bricks, tiles, and slates (Houghton's prices); Prices of linen; Prices of clothing; Prices of cloth at Canterbury; Prices of cloth purchases by Grocer's Company; Prices of paper; Prices of rope; Prices of sundry articles; Prices of labour; Prices of wax and oil; Cost of carriage; Notes; Addenda: stock; Fuel; Wine; Foreign produce; Iron, etc.; Metals; Class; Stone; Brick and tiles; Lime, timber and board; Labour; Rope and canvas; Clothing; Sundries; Documents; Indexes.show more