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Dearth, Public Policy and Social Disturbance in England 1550-1800

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Dearth, Public Policy and Social Disturbance in England 1550-1800 by R.B. Outhwaite
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This concise survey examines the consequences of periods of dearth in England, in the years between 1550 and 1800. By the sixteenth century, periods of dearth no longer produced marked rises in mortality, as had happened previously. Instead, the ordinary people appear to have become more politically active, and an increase in the incidence of widespread rioting has been connected to these periods that followed serious harvest failure. Over the past twenty years there has been a dramatic increase in interest among scholars in these themes. This book surveys the enormous volume of literature that has been generated on the subject, explores interconnections, and draws attention to problems still outstanding. Particular attention is paid to a key factor in understanding food riots - namely, changes in government policy towards grain provisioning in these periods of dearth.
Release date NZ
September 14th, 1995
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
74
Dimensions
138x216x4
ISBN-13
9780521557801
Product ID
1830270

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