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People, cities, and wealth : the transformation of traditional society

Author: E A Wrigley
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY, USA : B. Blackwell, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dissatisfied with existing explanations and mistrustful of the label "Industrial Revolution", the author integrates economic, social and demographic interpretations of major events in early modern  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E A Wrigley
ISBN: 0631165568 9780631165569 0631139915 9780631139911
OCLC Number: 18496504
Description: x, 348 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. What was the Industrial Revolution? ; Part I The background to the industrial revolution ; 2. The classical economists and the Industrial Revolution ; 3. The process of modernization and the Industrial Revolution in England ; 4. The supply of raw materials in the Industrial Revolution ; 5. Some reflections on corn yields and prices in pre-industrial economies ; Part II Urban growth ; 6. A simple model of London's importance in changing English society and economy, 1650-1750 ; 7. Urban growth and agricultural change: England and the continent in the early modern period ; Part III Population: marriage and reproduction ; 8. Fertility strategy for the individual and the group ; 9. The growth of population in 18th-century England: a conundrum resolved ; 10. Family limitation in pre-industrial England ; 11. The fall of marital fertility in 19th-century France: exemplar of exception?.
Responsibility: E.A. Wrigley.

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