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Author Bohstedt, John, 1943-

Title The politics of provisions : food riots, moral economy, and market transition in England, c. 1550-1850 / John Bohstedt.

Imprint Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (312 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series The history of retailing and consumption
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents We'd rather be hanged than starved! : the politics of provisions -- The genesis of provision politics, 1527-1660 -- The recession of provision politics, 1660-1740 -- The formative generation of the politics of provisions, 1740-1772 -- A viable, but doomed, provision politics, 1783-1812 -- The decadence of the politics of provisions, 1812-67 -- Conclusions : provision politics from the book of orders to World War One.
Summary The 'politics of provisions' - forceful negotiations over sustenance - has created surprising contests in world history, particularly in times of market transition. In England a 'politics of provisions' evolved in a dialogue between popular riots and paternalist subsistence policies from Tudor dearths to the Victorian embrace of free-market doctrines. Hence provision politics was a core ingredient of both state-formation and of the emergence of the first market economy and society in England. This book is the first full-scale critical revision of E.P. Thompson's seminal model of the 'moral eco.
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Subject Food riots -- England -- History.
Food prices -- Moral and ethical aspects -- England -- History.
Social conflict -- England -- History.
Protest movements -- England -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Bohstedt, John, 1943- Politics of provisions. Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010 (DLC) 2010005813
ISBN 9781409408451 (electronic bk.)
1409408450 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786612743900