By Bruce M. S. Campbell
Bruce Campbell's publication is the 1st single-authored remedy of medieval English agriculture on a countrywide scale. Methodologically cutting edge, it offers comprehensively with the cultivation conducted by means of or for lords on their demesne farms, for which the documentation is extra specific and ample than for the other agricultural workforce both through the medieval interval or later. A context is thereby guaranteed for all destiny scholarship at the medieval and early agrarian economies. The booklet additionally makes a significant contribution to ongoing historic debates.
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34; J. ), AHEW, vol. II, p. 388; R. I. ), AHEW, vol. II, p. 442. B. M. S. Campbell, Arable productivity in medieval England: some evidence from Norfolk', JEH43 (1983), 390-4. G. ), Land, labour and livestock, pp. 222-6. 14 Agriculture and the late-medieval English economy Higher capital inputs could also raise output. 70 Although there was an element of prestige and display in this, such buildings were more durable and helped minimise loss and damage. Housing livestock, for instance, helped maximise fertility and minimise mortality rates and sustain more intensive forms of management.
217. Brenner, Agrarian class structure', pp. 31-4. R. C. Allen, Enclosure and the yeoman (Oxford, 1992); Campbell and Overton, 'New perspective', pp. 95-9; Overton, Agricultural revolution, pp. 63-132. For a recent reassessment of the decline of feudalism see Britnell, 'Commerce and capitalism'. 102 Among those who subsequently espoused it, R. Prothero (later Lord Ernie) has been particularly influential. 103 Yet it suited his argument to emphasise the inertia of medieval agriculture since his prime concern was to highlight the post-medieval march of progress.
91 Apart from depressing both mean crop yields and mean output per worker in agriculture, as Ricardo predicted, this promoted a growing dependence upon land that was ecologically vulnerable and soils that were easily exhausted. The problem was further compounded by the conversion of pasture to arable, which depressed stocking densities and thereby starved the arable of essential traction and manure. 92 It was Postan's belief that arable productivity failed even on the oldersettled and intrinsically more fertile lowland soils.