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A country merchant, 1495-1520 : trading and farming at the end of the Middle Ages

Author: Christopher Dyer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"... This book is about a wool merchant and large scale farmer who epitomises in many ways the spirit of the period. John Heritage kept an account book, from which we can reconstruct a whole society in the vicinity of Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire. He took part in the removal of a village which stood in the way of agricultural 'improvement', ran a large scale sheep farm, and as a 'woolman' spent much time  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Named Person: John Heritage; John Heritage; John Heritage
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Dyer
ISBN: 9780199214242 0199214247
OCLC Number: 777327528
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Henry A Wallace Award 2012 for the best book on agricultural history outside the US, from the Agricultural History Society of America..
Description: xiii, 256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : living in 1495-1520 --
Family and household : John Heritage and his contemporaries --
John Heritage's country --
John Heritage's wool business --
Pasture, sheep, wool, and people --
Beyond the account book : changing the countryside --
Individuals and communities.
Responsibility: Christopher Dyer.

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A major contribution to the economic and social history of a mysterious period, the years around 1500, using new evidence and methods of analysis. Presents a fresh and engaging view of history by  Read more...

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