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The peasants of Languedoc

Author: Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1976, ©1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Illini books edView all editions and formats
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This volume combines elements of human geography, historical demography, economic history and folk culture in a depiction of a great agrarian cycle, lasting from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. It describes the conflicts and contradictions of a traditional peasant society in whic the rise in population was not matched by increases in wealth and food production.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
ISBN: 0252006356 9780252006357
OCLC Number: 13618162
Notes: Translation of: Les paysans de Languedoc.
Description: xii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Malthusian Renaissance. The low water mark of a society --
Population, subsistence, income : the "scissors" of the sixteenth century --
Land subdivision, land concentration, pauperization --
Wages, rents, profits : the impoverishment of the rural wageworker --
General perspectives --
pt. 2. New states of consciousness and social struggles. The paths of scripture --
The Huguenot offensive and the lands of the priests --
The tithe : reform or revolution? --
Struggle and action of the "lower classes" --
Witches' Sabbaths and revolts --
pt. 3. The rent offensive. pt. 4. The depression. The vicissitudes of the gross product --
The new demographic depression --
From land subdivision to land concentration --
The land is no longer profitable --
The savage rebellions.
Other Titles: Paysans de Languedoc.
Responsibility: Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie ; translated with an introduction by John Day ; George Huppert, consulting editor.

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This volume combines elements of human geography, historical demography, economic history and folk culture in a depiction of a great agrarian cycle, lasting from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. It describes the conflicts and contradictions of a traditional peasant society in whic the rise in population was not matched by increases in wealth and food production.

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