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By S. H. Rigby

ISBN-10: 0631217851

ISBN-13: 9780631217855

This authoritative survey of england within the later heart a while contains 28 chapters written through major figures within the field.
Covers social, financial, political, non secular, and cultural background in England, eire, Scotland, and Wales.
Provides a consultant to the historic debates over the later center Ages.
Addresses questions on the innovative of ancient scholarship.
Each bankruptcy comprises feedback for additional studying.

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They became the suppliers of many of the cheap, massproduced trade goods upon which the continued growth of the metropolis and its commerce were in part founded. This combined emergence of metropolitan demand and rural industry, and attendant accumulation of capital in the hands of native merchants, was a late medieval phenomenon. So, too, was the nascent emergence of the capitalist agriculture which in future centuries would keep feeding the metropolis, provisioning the expanding manufacturing areas and producing the industrial raw materials, whilst providing, in return, a market for urban goods and services and rural manufactures.

Within Norfolk, a county in the vanguard of change, early seventeenth-century crop yields were much the same as those of the early fourteenth century. The medieval best standard of excellence was not decisively bettered until the early eighteenth century. Nationally, by 1640 a slightly larger population may have been fed from a slightly smaller arable area than in 1300, but the differences were not great. There had been no fundamental transformation in the agricultural resources of the country.

Issues of long-term change are explored in B. M. S. Campbell and M. 1850’, Past and Present, 141 (1993), pp. 38–105; H. C. Darby, R. E. Glasscock, J. Sheail and G. R. Versey, ‘The changing geographical distribution of wealth in England 1086–1334–1525’, Journal of Historical Geography, 5 (1979), pp. 247–62; G. W. Grantham, ‘Contra Ricardo: on the macroeconomics of pre-industrial economies’, European Review of Economic History, 3 (1999), pp. 199–233; D. B. Grigg, Population Growth and Agrarian Change: An Historical Perspective (Cambridge, 1980); R.

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