English Seigniorial Agriculture, 1250-1450 by Bruce M. S. CampbellEnglish Seigniorial Agriculture, 1250-1450 by Bruce M. S. Campbell

English Seigniorial Agriculture, 1250-1450

byBruce M. S. CampbellEditorAlan R. H. Baker, Richard Dennis

Paperback | June 1, 2006

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Bruce Campbell's book is the first single-authored treatment of medieval English agriculture on a national scale. Methodologically innovative, it deals comprehensively with the cultivation carried out by or for lords on their demesne farms, for which the documentation is more detailed and abundant than for any other agricultural group either during the medieval period or later. A context is thereby assured for all future scholarship on the medieval and early agrarian economies. The book also makes a substantive contribution to ongoing historical debates.
Title:English Seigniorial Agriculture, 1250-1450Format:PaperbackDimensions:548 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.22 inPublished:June 1, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521026423

ISBN - 13:9780521026420


Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: agriculture and the late-medieval English economy; 2. Sources, databases and typologies; 3. The scale and composition of the seigniorial sector; 4. Seigniorial pastoral production; 5. Seigniorial arable production; 6. Crop specialisation and cropping systems; 7. Arable productivity; 8. Grain output and population: a conundrum; 9. Adapting to change: English seigniorial agriculture, 1250-1450; Appendices; Consolidated bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This book by Bruce M.S. Campbell is a landmark in the economic history of medieval England. Its scope, detail, and accuracy have no previous parallels." American Historical Review