A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 7, 1703-1793, Part 1

A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 7, 1703-1793, Part 1 : 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 seventh 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 1902 (completed and edited by Rogers' son), this two-part volume presents in Part 1 data from 1703 to 1793, showing the prices of a range of products; Part 2 consists of further documents collected by Rogers for the work.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139094831
  • 9781139094832

Table of contents

Part I: Preface; Prices of grain; Prices of hay and straw; Prices of rape seed; Prices of minor products; Prices of hops; Prices of stock; Prices of butter, cheese, eggs, cream, etc.; Prices of candles and tallow; Prices of wool, skins, hides, and leather; Prices of fuel; Prices of fish; Prices of salt; Prices of ale, beer, and porter; Prices of wine; Prices of foreign produce; Prices of iron, ironwork, and nails; Prices of metals; Prices of stone; Prices of lime; Prices of laths; Prices of timber and board; Prices of linen and cotton; Prices of clothing; Prices of paper; Prices of rope; Prices of sundry articles; Prices of labour; Statement of weekly employment of certain workmen on the Brandsby estate; Addenda.show more