Farming to Halves

The Hidden History of Sharefarming in England from Medieval to Modern Times

Authors: Griffiths, E., Overton, M.

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Farming to halves is the English version of sharefarming, a system of letting land familiar in Europe and the New World, but thought to never have existed in England. This book reveals its hidden history in England, overturning traditional accounts of the relationship between landlords and tenants in the course of English Agrarian development.

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ELIZABETH GRIFFITHS  spent four years sharefarming in New Zealand, before completing a PhD at the University of East Anglia in 1987. From 2003 to 2005 she worked with Dr Jane Whittle at Exeter on the household accounts of Lady Alice Le Strange, and then persuaded Prof. Mark Overton of the need for a research project on sharefarming in England. This book is the result.

MARK OVERTON is Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Exeter, UK. He has published widely on the economic and social history of early modern England, and on agrarian history, including Agricultural Revolution in England: the Transformation of the Agrarian Economy, 1500-1800.

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'Most refreshing and instructive, this book is quite special in drawing together past history with present-day discussions about agricultural policy. A most original book, historical at the outset but not confined to the historical past.' - Joan Thirsk, author of Alternative Agriculture. A History: From the Black Death to the Present Day


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Farming to Halves
Book Subtitle
The Hidden History of Sharefarming in England from Medieval to Modern Times
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24082-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230240827
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-20223-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 263
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