Peasant Petitions: Social Relations and Economic Life on Landed Estates, 1600-1850 (Hardback)R. Houston (author)
Hardback 322 Pages / Published: 02/07/2014
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This book examines the structures and texture of rural social relationships, using one type of document found in abundance over all the four component parts of Britain and Ireland: petitions from tenants to their landlords. The book offers unexpected angles on many aspects of society and economy on estates in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 322
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
"This is an innovative book. It draws on a neglected body of documents to shed light on rural society in parts of Britain which are too often seen as peripheral to its economic and social development. It offers a great deal of food for thought that future historians would be wise to build upon." (Jane Whittle, English Historical Review, Vol. 131 (551), August, 2016)
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