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6. Wealth, Population, and Social Change in the Later Middle Ages

6. Wealth, Population, and Social Change in the Later Middle Ages  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776564
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192854025
The main source of wealth in the Middle Ages in England was the land. From this wealth sprang the prosperity of individuals, institutions, and the Crown. The greatest landowners were the ... More
3. Poverty and wealth

3. Poverty and wealth  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777165
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199238484
‘Poverty and wealth’ considers the economic experience and the existence of inequality in the Soviet Union. The Soviet system had three main economic principles: egalitarianism, ... More
4. Brave new worlds

4. Brave new worlds  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192801630
In 1482, a new edition of Ptolemy's Geography was published. This transformed 15th-century perceptions of the shape and size of the earth. ‘Brave new worlds’ shows how Ptolemy's Geography ... More
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Lovell

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777165
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199238484
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction blends political history with an investigation into the society and culture of the time. This VSI takes a thematic approach to the ... More
5. From population to political economy

5. From population to political economy  

Donald Winch

in Malthus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778360
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670413.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199670413
‘From population to political economy’ explains how Malthus was drawn into wider speculations on the wealth of nations. It soon became apparent that the problems of agricultural production ... More
4. The Second World War

4. The Second World War  

Kenneth O. Morgan

in Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776526
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853974.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853974
For the people of Britain, the Second World War was a far less jingoistic affair than the First. Although there was a powerful spirit of national unity, the mood was one of determination ... More

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