Feudalism To Capitalism Peasant And Landlord In English Agrarian Development.
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. xxi + 255 pp. Bound in original red cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A fine copy. Illustrated by 2 maps. 23 tables and by 6 figures. An examination of the changes in agrarian structure prior to the English Civil War, stretching back into the medieval period. The historical preconditions for capitalism emerged as the outcome of lengthy and substantial structural changes resulting from the enduring struggle between peasant and landlord. The first part of the book is a review and critique of current historical work; the second part analyses the process of transition from feudalism to capitalism; third part is a detailed study 'of the last revolt by the English peasantry', the anti-enclosure Midland revolt of 1607 centred on Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. Based on the 1979 Ph.D thesis of John Edward Martin (b.1929) of the University of Lancaster and Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
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