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The Resource Food, energy and the creation of industriousness : work and material culture in agrarian England, 1550-1780, Craig Muldrew, (electronic resource)

Food, energy and the creation of industriousness : work and material culture in agrarian England, 1550-1780, Craig Muldrew, (electronic resource)

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Food, energy and the creation of industriousness : work and material culture in agrarian England, 1550-1780
Title
Food, energy and the creation of industriousness
Title remainder
work and material culture in agrarian England, 1550-1780
Statement of responsibility
Craig Muldrew
Title variation
Food, Energy & the Creation of Industriousness
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Until the widespread harnessing of machine energy, food was the energy which fuelled the economy. In this groundbreaking 2011 study of agricultural labourers' diet and material standard of living, Craig Muldrew uses empirical research to present a much fuller account of the interrelationship between consumption, living standards and work in the early modern English economy than has previously existed. The book integrates labourers into a study of the wider economy and engages with the history of food as an energy source and its importance to working life, the social complexity of family earnings, and the concept of the 'industrious revolution'. It argues that 'industriousness' was as much the result of ideology and labour markets as labourers' household consumption. Linking this with ideas about the social order of early modern England, the author demonstrates that bread, beer and meat were the petrol of this world, and a springboard for economic change.--
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1959-
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Muldrew, Craig
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in economic history. Second series
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Diet
  • Food consumption
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Power resources
Label
Food, energy and the creation of industriousness : work and material culture in agrarian England, 1550-1780, Craig Muldrew, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511933905
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What did labourers eat? -- Calories consumed by labourers -- Labourers' household goods -- Work and household earnings -- Agricultural labour and the industrious revolution -- 'Honest' and 'industrious' labourers? -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9780511933905
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 355 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107677159
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)703841772
Label
Food, energy and the creation of industriousness : work and material culture in agrarian England, 1550-1780, Craig Muldrew, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511933905
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What did labourers eat? -- Calories consumed by labourers -- Labourers' household goods -- Work and household earnings -- Agricultural labour and the industrious revolution -- 'Honest' and 'industrious' labourers? -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9780511933905
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 355 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107677159
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)703841772

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