Famine and Scarcity in Late Medieval and Early Modern by Buchanan Sharp

By Buchanan Sharp

Surveying govt and crowd responses starting from the past due heart a long time via to the early sleek period, Buchanan Sharp's illuminating research examines how the English govt answered to at least one of the main intractable difficulties of the interval: famine and shortage. The e-book offers a complete account of famine aid within the overdue center a long time and evaluates the level to which conventional industry rules enforced via thirteenth-century kings contributed to shaping destiny responses to famine and shortage within the 16th century. Analysing the various oldest surviving archival proof of public reaction to famine, Sharp unearths that nutrients riots in England happened as early as 1347, virtually centuries previous to was once formerly proposal. Charting the rules, public reactions and royal rules to grain scarcity, Sharp offers a desirable contribution to our realizing of the social, fiscal, cultural and political makeup of medieval and early glossy England.

Show description

Read Online or Download Famine and Scarcity in Late Medieval and Early Modern England: The Regulation of Grain Marketing, 1256–1631 PDF

Best uk history books

Landscapes of the Western Front: Materiality During the Great War (Routledge Studies in Modern European History)

This book examines the British infantrymen at the Western entrance and the way they answered to the struggle panorama they encountered in the back of the traces and on the entrance. utilizing a multidisciplinary standpoint, this examine investigates the connection among infantrymen and the areas and fabrics of the warzone, studying how infantrymen developed a ‘sense of position’ within the adverse, unpredictable setting.

The American Civil War in the Shaping of British Democracy

Whilst the yankee Civil conflict broke out in 1861, a imperative query for British intellectuals used to be even if the yank clash was once evidence of the viability of democracy as a beginning for contemporary governance. the teachings of the yankee Civil warfare for Britain may stay a focus within the debate on democracy in the course of the battle as much as the suffrage reform of 1867, and after.

The University of Oxford: A History

This clean and readable account offers a whole historical past of the college of Oxford, from its beginnings within the 11th century to the current day. Written by way of one of many best experts at the heritage of universities across the world, it strains Oxford's inconceivable upward thrust from provincial backwater to at least one of the world's best centres of study and educating.

The Shaping of a Community: The Rise and Reformation of the English Parish c.1400–1560 (St Andrews Studies in Reformation History)

This publication bargains a brand new viewpoint to the present debate approximately well known spiritual attitudes in Tudor England, laying specific emphasis at the social and secular dimensions of parish lifestyles. The argument specializes in the position of the laity and particularly at the workplace of churchwarden. It assesses the emerging degrees of parish source of revenue, the significance of the social context for fund-raising recommendations, and the turning out to be expenditure on clergymen, voluntary actions and administrative tasks.

Extra resources for Famine and Scarcity in Late Medieval and Early Modern England: The Regulation of Grain Marketing, 1256–1631

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.31 of 5 – based on 25 votes