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The draining of the Fens

Author: H C Darby
Publisher: Cambridge : University Press, 1968.
Series: Cambridge studies in economic history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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First published in 1956, as the second edition of a 1940 original, this book forms the companion volume to Medieval Fenland. Together these volumes provide a consummately researched account of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H C Darby
ISBN: 0521074304 9780521074308
OCLC Number: 15595497
Notes: "Cambridge University Press library edition."
Reprint of the 1956 ed.
Description: xix, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Editor's preface; Preface; Preface to C. U. P. L. E. reprint; List of maps and diagrams; List of plates; Part I. The Prelude to the Draining, 1500-1600: 1. The dissolution of the monarchies; 2. Preliminary experiments in draining; Part II. The Fen Project, 1600-63: 3. Draining activity before the Civil War; 4. Arguments, replies and disorders; 5. Draining activity after the Civil War; Part III. The Consequences of the Draining: 6. Outfall difficulties; 7. The lowering of the surface of the Fens; 8. The windmill; Part IV. The Eighteenth Century: The Age of the Windmill: 9. The southern Fenland; 10. The northern Fenland; 11. Economic activity; Part V. The Nineteenth Century: Triumphs and Difficulties: 12. The tidal rivers and their outfalls; 13. Administrative problems; 14. The steam-engine; 15. Agricultural consequences; Part VI. Epilogue: Conditions after 1900; Appendices; Sources and bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in economic history.
Responsibility: by H.C. Darby.

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