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Cultures Merging: A Historical and Economic Critique of Culture
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|June 28, 2016

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"Economists agree about many things--contrary to popular opinion--but the majority agree about culture only in the sense that they no longer give it much thought." So begins the first chapter of Cultures Merging , in which Eric Jones--one of the world's leading…
Barriers To Growth: English Economic Development From The Norman Conquest To Industrialisation

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This book deals sequentially with major impediments to economic growth and their slow dissolution. It is original and quite different from standard economic history, which has always sought for one prime mover of the industrial revolution after another. These…
Landed Estates And Rural Inequality In English History: From The Mid-seventeenth Century To The…

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Based on a detailed investigation of local sources, this book examines the history of the landed estate system in England since the mid-seventeenth century. Over recent centuries England was increasingly occupied by landed estates run by locally dominant and…
Landed Estates And Rural Inequality In English History: From The Mid-seventeenth Century To The…

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Based on a detailed investigation of local sources, this book examines the history of the landed estate system in England since the mid-seventeenth century. Over recent centuries England was increasingly occupied by landed estates run by locally dominant and…
Small Earthquake in Wiltshire: seventeenth-century conflict and its resolution

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The Penruddock Rising against Cromwell in 1655 captured Salisbury but was soon put down. This episode - scarcely remembered despite giving rise to rule by the Major-Generals - provides insights into political plotting and hence the nature of the Interregnum. A…
European Peasants and Their Markets: Essays in Agrarian Economic History
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|April 19, 2016

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These essays discuss principal and much-debated issues in European agrarian history within the context of the general economic history of northwestern Europe. The authors endeavor to explain the phenomena with explicit use of economic reasoning, and several of…
Revealed Biodiversity: An Economic History Of The Human Impact
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|January 23, 2014

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Revealed Biodiversity: An Economic History of the Human Impact aims to show that for several centuries environmental conditions have been substantially the product of economic fluctuations. It contests the notion of perpetual decline in species composition. The…
Locating the Industrial Revolution: Inducement and Response

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The familiar industrialisation of northern England and less familiar de-industrialisation of the south are shown to have depended on a common process. Neither rise nor decline resulted from differences in natural resource endowments, since they began before the…
Growth Recurring: Economic Change in World History

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Growth Recurring is about the conflict in world history between economic growth and political greed. Eric Jones proposes two fundamentally new frameworks. One replaces industrial revolution or great discontinuity as the source of change and challenges the reader…