Bruce Campbell's book is the first single-authored treatment of medieval English agriculture at a national scale. Methodologically innovative, it deals comprehensively with the cultivation carried out by or for lords on their demesne farms, for which the documentation is more detailed and abundant than for any other agricultural group either during the medieval period or later. A context is thereby assured for all future scholarship on the medieval and early agrarian economies. The book also makes a substantive contribution to ongoing historical debates.The disproportionate rise in the remuneration of manual workers may also have been partly in recompense for the ... For lords this problem was exacerbated by the decay of serfdom: insofar as a#39;*2 Farmer, a#39;Prices and wages, 135(k1500a#39;, pp.
|Title||:||English Seigniorial Agriculture, 1250-1450|
|Author||:||Bruce M. S. Campbell|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2006-06-01|