The World We Have Lost: Further Explored
This updated re-issue of the third edition has been able to take account of the enormous amount of research which has been published since the second enabling Peter Laslett to draw a much more detailed picture and reach fuller conclusions.
The World We Have Lostis a pioneering work in a new field of enquiry - the study of family and class, kinship and community in England after the Middle Ages and before the changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution.
*size and structure of families in pre-industrial England
For all students of early modern history, this is a book that demands a place on their reading list.