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A Prospering Society
A Prospering Society

A Prospering Society

Wiltshire in the Later Middle Ages

Studies in Regional and Local History


288 Pages, 6.75 x 9.5

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $37.95 (US $37.95) (CA $41.95)

Publication Date: February 2012

ISBN 9781902806853

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

University Hertfordshire Press (Feb 2012)
University Of Hertfordshire Press


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Based on a case study of a particular countryside and town in southern England—namely, the county of Wiltshire and the city of Salisbury—this record seeks to explore the changing nature of English society during the period from 1380 to 1520. It examines the influence of landscape and population on the agriculture of Wiltshire, the regional patterns of arable and pastoral farming, and the growing contrast between the large-scale mixed farming of the chalklands and the family farms of the claylands. Discussing how economic growth generated problems of its own, this study is the first to fully investigate Wiltshire’s agriculture history during the late Middle Ages, a period recognized as one of considerable change.

Author Biography

John Hare is a history professor at Peter Symonds College in Winchester, England, and has published extensively on various aspects of medieval economic, social, and architectural history.