Land and Society in Edwardian Britain
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Land and Society in Edwardian Britain by Brian Short
Book DescriptionThis revealing 1997 book in the Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography series presents some of the first researches into a trove of hitherto inaccessible primary source material. A controversial component of Lloyd George's People's Budget of 1909-10 was the 'New Domesday' of landownership and land values. This rich documentation, for long locked away in the Inland Revenue's offices, became available to the public in the late 1970s. For the growing number of scholars of early twentieth century urban and rural Britain, Dr Short offers both a coherent overview and a standard source of reference to this valuable archive. Part I is concerned with the processes of assembling the material and its style of representation; Part II with suggested themes and locality studies. A final chapter places this new material in the context of discourses of state intervention in landed society prior to the Great War.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521021777
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Brian Short
Historical Atlas of Sussex, Paperback (November 2010)
An historical atlas of Sussex
Geographies of British Modernity, Paperback (August 2003)
* The first collection to explore the contribution that geographical thinking can make to our understanding of modern Britain. * Contains thirteen essays by leading scholars in the geography and history of twentieth--century Britain. * Focuses on how and why geographies of Britain have formed and changed over the past century.
Land and Society in Edwardian Britain, Hardback (April 1997)
This 1997 book is a standard reference to the 1910 'New Domesday' data; essential for historians of Edwardian Britain.
English Rural Community, Paperback (June 1992)» View all books by Brian Short
This book examines the English rural community, past and present, in its variety and dynamism.
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