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Agriculture; England

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  • English Seigniorial Agriculture, 1250–1450by Bruce M. S. Campbell

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 66.00

    This book, first published in 2000, was the first single-authored treatment of medieval English agriculture at a national scale. more...

  • Land, Power and Prestigeby David T. Yates

    Oxbow Books 2007; US$ 30.00

    A major phase of economic expansion occurred in southern England during the second and early first millennium BC, accompanied by a fundamental shift in regional power and wealth towards the eastern lowlands. This book offers a synthesis of available data on Bronze Age lowland field systems in England, including a gazetteer of sites. The research demonstrates... more...

  • Voices from History: Essex Land Girlsby Dee Gordon

    The History Press 2015; US$ 5.99

    As much as 70 per cent of Essex is agricultural, and given its proximity to the capital it is not surprising that so many members of the Women’s Land Army found themselves on Essex farms and in Essex fields during the two world wars, doing their bit to make sure that Britain did not starve.This book not only includes interviews with some of the last... more...

  • Cultivating Victoryby Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2013; US$ 35.00 US$ 29.75

    During the First and Second World Wars, food shortages reached critical levels in the Allied nations. The situation in England, which relied heavily on imports and faced German naval blockades, was particularly dire. Government campaigns were introduced in both Britain and the United States to recruit individuals to work on rural farms and to raise... more...

  • Decision-Making in Medieval Agricultureby David Stone

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 174.99

    David Stone reconstructs the mental world of medieval farmers and reveals that agricultural decision-making was as rational in 1300 as in modern times. Arguing that man's impact on agriculture has been significantly underestimated, he challenges the view that the medieval period was devastated by ecological and economic crises. more...

  • The Women's Land Armyby Bob Powell; Nigel Westacott

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    The book brings together a wealth of black and white pictures which together record not only the operations of the Women's Land Army (WLA) but also scenes of the countryside between 1939 and 1950. Drawn from the worldwide albums of many ex-land girls at a time when film was rationed and photography monitored, this collection offers a fascinating insight... more...

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