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By Mark Overton

This ebook is the 1st to be had survey of English agriculture among 1500 and 1850. It combines new proof with contemporary findings from the professional literature, to argue that the rural revolution came about within the century after 1750. Taking a large view of agrarian switch, the writer starts with an outline of sixteenth-century farming and an research of its neighborhood constitution. He then argues that the rural revolution consisted of 2 similar ameliorations. the 1st used to be a metamorphosis in output and productiveness led to by way of a fancy set of alterations in farming perform. the second one used to be a change of the agrarian economic climate and society, together with a sequence of similar advancements in advertising and marketing, landholding, box platforms, estate rights, enclosure and social family members. Written in particular for college kids, this booklet could be necessary to a person learning English financial and social background, or the background of agriculture.

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