Christine Fertig, Richard Paping, Henry French

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This is the introduction of an edited volume, offering on the one hand a broad overview of developments of landless rural households in Europe based on recent historiography. On the other hand it summarizes briefly all the different contributions in the volume covering eight countries in north, west and southern Europe in the period from the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLandless Households in Rural Europe, 1600-1900
EditorsChristine Fertig, Richard Paping, Henry French
Place of PublicationWoodbridge
PublisherThe Boydell Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781800106031, 9781800106048
ISBN (Print)9781783277223
Publication statusPublished - 15-Jul-2022

Publication series

NameBoydell Studies in Rural History
PublisherThe Boydell Press


  • rural history
  • agricultural history
  • landless households
  • social structure
  • 1600-1900


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