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作者 Sharp, Buchanan, 1942- author
書名 Famine and scarcity in late medieval and early modern England : the regulation of grain marketing, 1256-1631 / Buchanan Sharp
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
國際標準書號 9781107121829 (hard back : alkaline paper)
1107121825 (hard back : alkaline paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  HC260.F3 S531 2016    在架上    30530001248244
 人文社會聯圖  HC260.F3 S53 2016    在架上    30600020101946
說明 xi, 264 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-254) and index
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
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
主題 Famines -- England -- History -- To 1500
Famines -- England -- History -- 16th century
Famines -- England -- History -- 17th century
Scarcity -- Political aspects -- England -- History
Food riots -- England -- History
Grain trade -- Political aspects -- England -- History
Marketing -- Political aspects -- England -- History
Agriculture and state -- England -- History
Great Britain -- History -- 1066-1687
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