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: The Contentious Tithe (1976) : The Tithe Problem and English Agriculture 1750-1850, Paperback / softback Book

: The Contentious Tithe (1976) : The Tithe Problem and English Agriculture 1750-1850 Paperback / softback

Part of the Routledge Revivals series


First published in 1976, this book studies the impact of a uniquely unpopular tax on English rural communities.

It examines the tithe system during a period when it was subject to mounting attack from political economists, agricultural improvers and radicals alike.

Professor Evans has made extensive use of ecclesiastical and estate records to explain why the tithe issue became so unpopular at this time.

He also studies in detail the work of the tithe commission, offering new evidence on the important question of how much the tithe system hindered agricultural improvement.

This was in a period of considerable strain for the old village community, when tithe disputes significantly added to existing tensions and, particularly in the south of England, helped bring relations to crisis point.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Humamities
  • ISBN: 9781138554917

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