The Development of Agrarian Capitalism by Jane Whittle
Land and Labour in Norfolk 1440-1580 (Oxford Medieval Texts)

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This is an important new study of the roots of capitalism. Jane Whittle provides a penetrating analysis of the links between peasant society and early capitalism as she discusses north-east Norfolk, a county which played a leading role in the agrarian revolution. She uses a rich variety of sources from the precocious and commercialized locality to examine a range of topics, from the manorial system and serfdom, land rights, land markets and inheritance, to the distribution of land and wealth, the development of labor pools, and changing labor laws.

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Jane Whittle is a Lecturer in Economic and Social History at University of Exeter.
Published July 13, 2000 by Oxford University Press. 376 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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