English Rural Society, 1500-1800.
Cambridge University Press.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. x + 384 +  +  pp. series list. Bound in original brown cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A fine copy. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece and by figures and tables in text. Dr Joan Thirsk (1922-2013), sometime Reader in Economic History in the University of Oxford, was a leading economic and social historian, specialising in agricultural history, and from 1974 served as general editor of The Agrarian History of England and Wales. These essays have been largely written by her former research students and cover a diverse range of subjects, reflecting her own diversity of academic interest. They include landlords and land management, the position of women in early modern England and the origins of the Sheffield cutlery and allied trades. The essays are supplemented by personal and academic appreciations and a bibliography of her writings. David Hey (1938-2016), formerly of the extra mural department, University of Sheffield, was a local and regional historian, whose publications include works on South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. John Chartres (b.1946) is a former professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Leeds, specialising in the economic history of agriculture.
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