Agricultural Revolution in England: The Transformation of by Mark Overton

By Mark Overton

This publication is the 1st on hand survey of English agriculture among 1500 and 1850. It combines new proof with fresh findings from the expert literature, to argue that the rural revolution happened within the century after 1750. Taking a extensive view of agrarian swap, the writer starts with an outline of sixteenth-century farming and an research of its local constitution. He then argues that the rural revolution consisted of 2 comparable changes. the 1st was once a change in output and productiveness led to by means of a posh set of adjustments in farming perform. the second one used to be a change of the agrarian economic climate and society, together with a chain of comparable advancements in advertising, landholding, box structures, estate rights, enclosure and social family. Written in particular for college kids, this e-book could be priceless to an individual learning English fiscal and social heritage, or the historical past of agriculture.

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