Agricultural Revolution In England: The Transformation of the Agrarian Economy 1500-1850 by Mark OvertonAgricultural Revolution In England: The Transformation of the Agrarian Economy 1500-1850 by Mark Overton

Agricultural Revolution In England: The Transformation of the Agrarian Economy 1500-1850

byMark Overton

Paperback | May 31, 1996

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This book is the first available survey of English agriculture between 1500 and 1850. Written specifically for students, it combines new material with an analysis of the existing literature. It describes farming in the sixteenth century, analyzes the reasons for improvements in agricultural output and productivity, and examines changes in the agrarian economy and society. Professor Overton argues that the impact of these related changes in productivity and social and economic structure in the century after 1750 amount to an agricultural revolution.
Title:Agricultural Revolution In England: The Transformation of the Agrarian Economy 1500-1850Format:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:May 31, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521568595

ISBN - 13:9780521568593

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Table of Contents

Preface; A note on weights, measures, money and boundaries; 1. The agricultural revolution; 2. Farming in the sixteenth century; 3. Agricultural output and productivity, 1500-1850; 4. Institutional changes, 1500-1850; 5. The agricultural revolution reconsidered; Guide to further reading; Bibliography.

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"Overton's book is a model synthesis of current scholarship, superseding all previous work....Overton lays out traditional arguments and their shortcommings, then presents a clear set of criteria for an agricultural revolution....Charts, tables and maps are usually clear and helpful, the guide to further reading is wonderfully annotated, and there is a very complete bibliography. This book is clearly the starting point for all study of the subject." J.J. Butt, Choice