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Rural history in the North Sea area. An overview of recent research (Middle Ages - beginning twentieth century)

E. Thoen, L. Van Molle (eds.)
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320 p., 156 x 234 mm, 2006
ISBN: 978-2-503-51005-7
Languages: English
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This volume describes the outlines of the 'state of the art' in the field of rural history for countries such as England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Northern France, and presents an overview of the most important publications regarding the areas covered.

This volume describes the outlines of the 'state of the art' in the field of rural history for countries such as England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Northern France. The contributing authors, all outstanding specialists in the field, present an overview of the most important publications regarding the areas covered. They also point to the most important research topics as well as indicating the most important lacunae in the field of rural history during the last decades. The original texts of this book formed the basis of the international research group CORN, which studies the economic development of the Northern European countryside in a comparative way. The regional monographs are preceded by a short methodological introduction concerning the comparative methods used by this network as well as the possible pitfalls and problems.

Erik Thoen is professor at Ghent University (Department of Medieval History)
Leen Van Molle is professor at the University of Leuven (Subfaculty of history)

Review

"(...) los historiadores de Corn han elevado el listón de las ambiciones de conocimiento y han avanzado con rigor por un camino de discusión gradual que resulta muy estimulante para historiografías de otras latitudes." (J. Millán in Historia Agraria, n° 43, Diciembre 2007, p. 599-604)

"This book, and the CORN network as a whole, makes the case for rural historyvery thouroughly by mixing evidence of achievement and vitality with an agenda for the future." (R. W. Hoyle in: The Agricultural history review, Vol. 56, part 1, 2008, p. 113)

Interest Classification:
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : main subdisciplines
Social & economic history
Medieval European history (400-1500) : genres & specific topics
North Sea lands studies
Modern History (1501 to the present)
Early modern history (1501-1800) : main subdisciplines
Social & economic history

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