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The Vital Century

England's Economy 1714-1815, 1st Edition

By John Rule


352 pages

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Long neglected, the Eighteenth Century is now the focus for much of the most exciting work in history today. This new research has so altered and expanded our understanding of the Georgian economy that some historians now question the very idea of an `Industrial Revolution'. John Rule uses the latest scholarship for a comprehensive and magisterial review -- of population, output, agriculture, manufacture, labour, communications, towns, finance and domestic and overseas markets -- through which he reassesses the `vital century' in which the contours of the modern economy first emerge to view.

An analytical survey which offers the first comprehensive economic history of the C.18th.

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations List of figures. List of tables. Introductory Note. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction.

2. Growth of population and output. 3. The agricultural economy. 4. The manufacturing economy. 5. Forms of enterprise in manufacturing. 6. Labour in manufacturing and mining. 7. Roadway and waterways. 8. Markets. 9. Money matters: debt, taxes and currency. 10. The vital century? Select bibliography. Index.

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Social and Economic History of England

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain