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Famine, disease, and the social order in early modern society

Author: John Walter; Roger Schofield; Andrew B Appleby
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Series: Cambridge studies in population, economy, and society in past time, 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although Western societies cannot escape from images of famine in the present world, their direct experience with widespread hunger has receded into the past. England was one of the very first countries to escape from the shadow of famine and in this volume, a team of distinguished economic, social, and demographic historians analyze why."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Student Collection
History
Festschriften
Named Person: Andrew B Appleby; Andrew B Appleby; Andrew B Appleby; Andrew B Appleby; Andrew B Appleby
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Walter; Roger Schofield; Andrew B Appleby
ISBN: 0521259061 9780521259064 9780521406130 0521406137
OCLC Number: 18560703
Notes: Essays in honor of Andrew B. Appleby.
Description: xiv, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Famine, disease and crisis mortality in early modern society / John Walter and Roger Schofield --
The social economy of dearth in early modern England / John Walter --
Death in Whickham / Keith Wrightson and David Levine --
The response to plague in early modern England: public policies and their consequences / Paul Slack --
Demographic crises and subsistence crises in France, 1650-1725 / Jaques Dup aquier --
Markets and mortality in France, 1600-1789 / David R. Weir --
Some reflections on corn yields and prices in pre-industrial economies / E.A. Wrigley --
Family structure, demographic behaviour, and economic growth / Roger Schofield.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in population, economy, and society in past time, 10.
Responsibility: edited by John Walter and Roger Schofield.
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