The marketing of agricultural produce in eighteenth century Oxfordshire

Thwaites, W (1981). The marketing of agricultural produce in eighteenth century Oxfordshire. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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Although entitled The Marketing of Agricultural Produce
in Eighteenth Century Oxfordshire, because of problems with source material, this thesis is primarily an examination of the organization of the open market, the marketing of corn and the period 1750-1800.

Chapters II and III concentrate on public marketing institutions in Oxfordshire; II being an account of where markets and fairs were held and the relative importance of the different market towns, and III an investigation of who owned public markets; the type of facilities provided and the charges for using them.Chapter IV is on the corn trade; each section covering a different aspect. Section I is a discussion of sources; II and III an investigation of the role of the open market in the sale of corn; II concentrating on the local trade and III the long distance; IV is a summary of the alternative ways corn might be dispersed; v an investigation of the use of barley as a bread-corn and VI an examination of the assize of bread. Chapter V is on the marketing of products other than corn and VI is on the regulation of marketing and internal trade. Both chapters are very largely surveys of problems connected with the survival and interpretation of evidence, which is then displayed in tabular form. Finally, Chapter VII is an account of Oxfordshire food rioting, included both because material on riots is used throughout to illustrate many points and because the enforcement of marketing laws was often a product of crowd action.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Faculties (to 1997) > Faculty of Arts
School or Department: School of History and Cultures, Department of History
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain


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