Britain and Ireland 1050-1530: Economy and Society

Paperback | October 5, 2004

byRichard Britnell

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This book analyses the economic and social development of Britain and Ireland between 1050 and 1530. It compares economic institutions, the structure of production and rates of economic development and is richly supplied with up-to-date evidence. After considering the principal geographical,cultural and political constraints on economic development, the book examines in detail the development of towns and trade, settlement patterns, agriculture and relations between lords and tenures. The book is structured so that it can be used on both short courses and longer ones, with the material divided at 1300 in order to facilitate its adaptation for different study needs.

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This book analyses the economic and social development of Britain and Ireland between 1050 and 1530. It compares economic institutions, the structure of production and rates of economic development and is richly supplied with up-to-date evidence. After considering the principal geographical,cultural and political constraints on economi...

Richard Britnell is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Durham. He has written extensively on this period of British history.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:584 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.24 inPublished:October 5, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198731450

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IntroductionPreliminaries1. Material resources and economic constraints2. Culture and economic constraints3. Power and economic constraints4. Contours of development5. Britain and Ireland in the later eleventh century1050 - 13006. Merchants and their trade7. Towns, industry and local trade8. Rural settlement and society9. Arable husbandry10. Pasture husbandry11. Lords and tenants12. Government13. Procedural routines and the uses of literacy14. Stability and Crisis15. Britain and Ireland in the early fourteenth century1300 - 153016. Merchants and their trade17. Towns, industry and local trade18. Rural settlement and society19. Arable husbandry20. Pastoral husbandry21. Landlords and tenants22. Government23. Procedural routines and the uses of literacy24. Stability and Crisis25. Britain and Ireland in the early sixteenth centuryBibliography of primary sourcesIndex