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- Penguin Books Ltd 2002; Not Available
This important new book, widely praised in hardcover (Yale UP) redefines the economic history of early modern Britain for a new generation of readers. Wrightson writes evocatively about the basic institutions and relationships of economic life, tracing the process of change, and examining how these changes affected men, women and children at all social... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 33.00
Julie-Marie Strange studies the expression of grief among the working class in Victorian and Edwardian Britain, demonstrating that poverty increased - rather than deadened - it. She illustrates the mourning practices of the working classes through chapters addressing care of the corpse, the funeral, the cemetery, and commemoration. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 38.00
Campaigns for moral reform were a recurrent and distinctive feature of public life in later Georgian and Victorian England. This book sets out to explore the world of these volunteer networks, their foci of concern, their patterns of recruitment, their methods of operation, and the responses they aroused. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 102.00
Robert Woods describes in detail the changing population history of England and Wales between 1837 and 1914, focusing on the great demographic revolution which occurred during those years. This reference book is lavishly illustrated, clearly written, and comprehensive in coverage: it makes a seminal contribution to demographic history. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 55.00
This is an important new study of the history of ageing. Ottaway combines a comprehensive survey of existing literature with original interpretation and analysis of available data, using a wide variety of sources. Her lively and sophisticated analysis will be of great interest to scholars in British and social history. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 49.00
John Broad explores the rise and fall of the Verney family of Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire. He shows how the family were impelled by a strong dynastic imperative, how they managed their estates to maximise income and transformed three local villages into 'open' and 'closed' parishes. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 26.00
A compelling new study from Nobel laureate Robert Fogel, examining health, nutrition and technology over the last three centuries and beyond. It will be essential reading for all those interested in economics, demography, history and health care policy. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 35.00
This is an original case study of how a peasant society in early modern Europe sustained its economy, which relied on natural resources. It offers a study of southwest Germany's dependence on wood, demonstrating the stability of the economy and social structure through periods of demographic pressure, warfare and epidemic. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 59.00
This important new study uses demographic, historical and geographical techniques to explore the declines in both infant mortality and in fertility in England and Wales between 1891 and 1911. The book's sometimes surprising conclusions will be of interest to all historians of Britain and of demography. more...