Custom, Improvement and the Landscape in Early Modern Britain

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Richard W. Hoyle
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Business & Economics - 317 pages
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This book addresses how concepts of improvement, custom and resistance impacted on the local landscape - which includes manorial estates, enclosures, fens, forests and urban commons - in the early modern period. It is essential reading for scholars of landscape studies, rural and agrarian history, and for those studying the historical legacy of mankind's exploitation of the environment and its social, economic, legal and political consequences.
  

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Contents

Custom Improvement and AntiImprovement
1
Landlords Copyholders and the Struggle
39
Z The Articulation Transmission and Preservation of Custom
65
Custom Conflict and Landscape Change
101
The Idea of Improvement 015201700
127
Communal Agriculture
149
Improvement and Improvement in the Lowland Wastes of Early
175
Sir Hamon Le Strange of IIunstanton
203
Mrs Elizabeth
263
Improvement on the Grant Estates in Strathspey in the Later
289
Index
313
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