England's Rural Realm (Innbundet)

Landholding and the Agricultural Revolution

Serie: International Library of Economics v. 2


Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2007
Antall sider: 272
Forlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Språk: Engelsk
Serienummer: v. 2
ISBN/EAN: 9781845114725
Omtale England's Rural Realm
The English countryside in the nineteenth century experienced the shifting power struggle from the great landed estates towards democratisation. Challenging received scholarship that the landed estates declined in power and patronage, Bujak places the Victorian globalisation of trade alongside the democratisation of the English countryside. By doing so, he reveals that the economic decline of the great landed estates was balanced by their continued social and political influence in the countryside up to the Great War. With its focus on Suffolk, a county at the forefront of agricultural improvement and thus hardest hit by the agricultural depression, the patterns revealed by "England's Rural Realm" demonstrates the durability of the great estate system across the English countryside.

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