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The Resource Poverty, progress, and population, E.A. Wrigley, (electronic resource)

Poverty, progress, and population, E.A. Wrigley, (electronic resource)

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Poverty, progress, and population
Title
Poverty, progress, and population
Statement of responsibility
E.A. Wrigley
Title variation
Poverty, Progress, & Population
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By the early nineteenth century England was very different economically from its continental neighbours. It was wealthier, growing more rapidly, more heavily urbanised, and far less dependent upon agriculture. A generation ago it was normal to attribute these differences to the 'industrial revolution' and to suppose that this was mainly the product of recent change, but no longer. Current estimates suggest only slow growth during the period from 1760–1840. This implies that the economy was much larger and more advanced by 1760 than had previously been supposed and suggests that growth in the preceding century or two must have been decisive in bringing about the 'divergence' of England. Sir E. A. Wrigley, the leading historian of industrial Britain, here examines the issues which arise in this connection from three viewpoints: economic growth; the transformation of the urban-rural balance; and demographic change in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.--
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1931-
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Wrigley, E. A.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Industrial revolution
  • Cities and towns
  • England
  • England
Label
Poverty, progress, and population, E.A. Wrigley, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511616365
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- -- Part I. The wellsprings of growth : -- 1. The quest for the industrial revolution -- 2. The divergence of England : the growth of the English economy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- 3. Two kinds of capitalism, two kinds of growth -- 4. Men on the land and men in the countryside : employment in agriculture in early nineteenth-century England -- 5. The occupational structure of England in early mid-nineteenth century England -- 6. Corn and crisis : Malthus on the high price of provisions -- 7. Why poverty was inevitable in traditional societies -- 8. Malthus on the prospects for the labouring poor -- -- Part II. Town and country : -- 9. City and country in the past : a sharp divide or a continuum? -- 10. 'The great commerce of every civilised society' : urban growth in early modern Europe -- 11. Country and town : the primary, secondary and tertiary peopling of England in the early modern period -- -- Part III. The numbers game : -- 12. Explaining the rise in marital fertility in England in the 'long' eighteenth century -- 13. No death without birth : the implications of English mortality in the early modern period -- 14. The effect of migration on the estimation of marriage age in family reconstitution studies -- 15. Demographic retrospective -- -- Bibliography -- Index
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CR9780511616365
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiv, 463 pages)
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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
9780511616365
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)69405036
Label
Poverty, progress, and population, E.A. Wrigley, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511616365
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 -- -- Part I. The wellsprings of growth : -- 1. The quest for the industrial revolution -- 2. The divergence of England : the growth of the English economy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- 3. Two kinds of capitalism, two kinds of growth -- 4. Men on the land and men in the countryside : employment in agriculture in early nineteenth-century England -- 5. The occupational structure of England in early mid-nineteenth century England -- 6. Corn and crisis : Malthus on the high price of provisions -- 7. Why poverty was inevitable in traditional societies -- 8. Malthus on the prospects for the labouring poor -- -- Part II. Town and country : -- 9. City and country in the past : a sharp divide or a continuum? -- 10. 'The great commerce of every civilised society' : urban growth in early modern Europe -- 11. Country and town : the primary, secondary and tertiary peopling of England in the early modern period -- -- Part III. The numbers game : -- 12. Explaining the rise in marital fertility in England in the 'long' eighteenth century -- 13. No death without birth : the implications of English mortality in the early modern period -- 14. The effect of migration on the estimation of marriage age in family reconstitution studies -- 15. Demographic retrospective -- -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
CR9780511616365
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 463 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
9780511616365
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)69405036

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