Javascript must be enabled to continue!

Agricultural Revolution in England: The Transformation of the Agrarian Economy 1500-1850

Category: British History - Grain Studies
Type: Book
Author: Overton, Mark
Pages: 276
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521568593
Call number: YC.1996.b.5467
Library catalog: British Library
Year: 1996
Google books link:
Language: en
Tags: Business & Economics / Economic History     Business & Economics / Industries / General     History / Europe / Great Britain     History / Historical Geography     Science / Earth Sciences / Geography     


This book is the first available survey of English agriculture between 1500 and 1850. Written specifically for students, it combines new material with an analysis of the existing literature. It describes farming in the sixteenth century, analyzes the reasons for improvements in agricultural output and productivity, and examines changes in the agrarian economy and society. Professor Overton argues that the impact of these related changes in productivity and social and economic structure in the century after 1750 amount to an agricultural revolution.

The research project is implemented within the framework of the Action “Supporting Postdoctoral Researchers» of the Operational Program "Education and Lifelong Learning" (Action’s Beneficiary: General Secretariat for Research and Technology), and is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Greek State.