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Lecture 2

LECTURE 2 - THE RICH AND THE LAND

 

1. Agricultural Revolution

Capitalist tenant farmers and landless rural labourers

2. The Brenner debate on the transition from feudalism to

capitalism

J.P. Cooper

Land as a factor of production

3. Land and power

4. Concentration and Consolidation

The Habakkuk Thesis 1680-1780

a. expropriation

b. less favourable conditions

c. encroachment on common rights

5. 1688-1715

6. Chronology of enclosure

7. Land inheritance

primogeniture

entail

strict settlement

8. Aristocracy

inclusion and exclusion

9. Ideology

10. Politics