The Resource Famine and scarcity in late medieval and early modern England : the regulation of grain marketing, 1256-1631, Buchanan Sharp

Famine and scarcity in late medieval and early modern England : the regulation of grain marketing, 1256-1631, Buchanan Sharp

Label
Famine and scarcity in late medieval and early modern England : the regulation of grain marketing, 1256-1631
Title
Famine and scarcity in late medieval and early modern England
Title remainder
the regulation of grain marketing, 1256-1631
Statement of responsibility
Buchanan Sharp
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Surveying government and crowd responses ranging from the late Middle Ages through to the early modern era, Buchanan Sharp's illuminating study examines how the English government responded to one of the most intractable problems of the period: famine and scarcity. The book provides a comprehensive account of famine relief in the late Middle Ages and evaluates the extent to which traditional market regulations enforced by thirteenth-century kings helped shape future responses to famine and scarcity in the sixteenth century. Analysing some of the oldest surviving archival evidence of public response to famine, Sharp reveals that food riots in England occurred as early as 1347, almost two centuries earlier than was previously thought. Charting the policies, public reactions and royal regulations to grain shortage, Sharp provides a fascinating contribution to our understanding of the social, economic, cultural and political make-up of medieval and early modern England
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
381/.41310942
Index
index present
LC call number
HC260.F3
LC item number
S53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Famine and scarcity in late medieval and early modern England : the regulation of grain marketing, 1256-1631, Buchanan Sharp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early market regulation to 1327 -- The response of Edward II and his government to the great famine -- The food riots of 1347 -- Royal paternalism and the response to dearth, 1349-1376 -- Scarcity and food riots, 1377-1439 -- Harvest failure and scarcity in the reign of Henry VIII -- The official language of commonwealth and the popular response to scarcity in the reign of Henry VIII -- The moral economy, 1547-1631 and beyond
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 264 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Wales. Ireland. Scotland. England. (W.I.S.E.) Family History Society;
Isbn
9781107121829
Isbn Type
(hard back : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016000903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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1567821
System control number
  • (OCoLC)939244953
  • (OCoLC)ocn939244953

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