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A Hertfordshire demesne of Westminster Abbey : profits, productivity and weather, Derek Vincent Stern ; edited and with an introduction by Christopher Thornton

Label
A Hertfordshire demesne of Westminster Abbey : profits, productivity and weather
Title
A Hertfordshire demesne of Westminster Abbey
Title remainder
profits, productivity and weather
Statement of responsibility
Derek Vincent Stern ; edited and with an introduction by Christopher Thornton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
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1941-1993
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stern, Derek Vincent
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
S457.H5
LC item number
S74 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thornton, Christopher
Series statement
Studies in regional and local history
Series volume
v. 1
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  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural productivity
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Hertfordshire (England)
Label
A Hertfordshire demesne of Westminster Abbey : profits, productivity and weather, Derek Vincent Stern ; edited and with an introduction by Christopher Thornton
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy02/2001326906.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Method of analysis -- The manorial account as an agricultural record -- The historiographical position -- Concentration upon a single demesne -- The importance of covering every aspect of husbandry -- Interpretation of the evidence -- Agronomic considerations -- Productivity and agricultural practice -- The controlling power of the environment -- Assessing the demesne's performance -- The manorial account as a source of weather evidence -- Documentary evidence for past weather -- Other sources of evidence -- Establishing a weather chronology -- The meteorological requirements of medieval farming and viniculture -- Meteorological clues in manorial accounts -- Scientific relevance of past weather -- Significance to the historian -- The manorial account as a record of financial profit -- The need for a comprehensive approach -- Inherent difficulties -- Diagnosing the most salient features of the demesne's economy -- The manor of Kinsbourne -- General background -- The Hertfordshire manors -- Wheathampstead and Kinsbourne -- The demesne from 1273 to 1397 -- Source material -- Administration and labour force -- Topography and toponymy -- Productivity and weather evidence -- Arable productivity -- Livestock productivity -- Weather references and "proxy data" -- Profit -- Definitions -- Definition of "profit" -- Definition of "income" -- Definition of "expenses" -- Arable profits -- Garden and woods -- Arable husbandry -- Profit trends -- The connection between prices and yields -- Annual profits -- Livestock profits -- Shift towards livestock husbandry -- Breakdown of livestock "income" -- Explanation of trends -- Profitability before and after 1397 -- Appendix 1 : Ploughing dates, seed yields and sowing rates -- Appendix 2 : Mortality rates for sheep and lambs -- Appendix 3 : Net profits from arable and livestock husbandry
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
lviii, 256 p.
Isbn
9780900458927
Lccn
2001326906
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • 1822458-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1822458
  • (Sirsi) o45683505
  • (OCoLC)45683505
Label
A Hertfordshire demesne of Westminster Abbey : profits, productivity and weather, Derek Vincent Stern ; edited and with an introduction by Christopher Thornton
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy02/2001326906.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Method of analysis -- The manorial account as an agricultural record -- The historiographical position -- Concentration upon a single demesne -- The importance of covering every aspect of husbandry -- Interpretation of the evidence -- Agronomic considerations -- Productivity and agricultural practice -- The controlling power of the environment -- Assessing the demesne's performance -- The manorial account as a source of weather evidence -- Documentary evidence for past weather -- Other sources of evidence -- Establishing a weather chronology -- The meteorological requirements of medieval farming and viniculture -- Meteorological clues in manorial accounts -- Scientific relevance of past weather -- Significance to the historian -- The manorial account as a record of financial profit -- The need for a comprehensive approach -- Inherent difficulties -- Diagnosing the most salient features of the demesne's economy -- The manor of Kinsbourne -- General background -- The Hertfordshire manors -- Wheathampstead and Kinsbourne -- The demesne from 1273 to 1397 -- Source material -- Administration and labour force -- Topography and toponymy -- Productivity and weather evidence -- Arable productivity -- Livestock productivity -- Weather references and "proxy data" -- Profit -- Definitions -- Definition of "profit" -- Definition of "income" -- Definition of "expenses" -- Arable profits -- Garden and woods -- Arable husbandry -- Profit trends -- The connection between prices and yields -- Annual profits -- Livestock profits -- Shift towards livestock husbandry -- Breakdown of livestock "income" -- Explanation of trends -- Profitability before and after 1397 -- Appendix 1 : Ploughing dates, seed yields and sowing rates -- Appendix 2 : Mortality rates for sheep and lambs -- Appendix 3 : Net profits from arable and livestock husbandry
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
lviii, 256 p.
Isbn
9780900458927
Lccn
2001326906
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • 1822458-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1822458
  • (Sirsi) o45683505
  • (OCoLC)45683505

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