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European yeomanries: a non-immiseration model of agrarian social history 1350-1800

  title={European yeomanries: a non-immiseration model of agrarian social history 1350-1800},
  author={William W. Hagen},
  • W. Hagen
  • Published 2009
  • Economics, History
The neo-classical and political economy literatures view the European peasantry’s post-medieval history as one of economic dispossession and legal disability. Here I propose a model of early modern European village history concentrating on the maintenance and reproduction of the self-sufficient family farm. Its proprietors figure as householders only marginally dependent on wage labour and capable of developing their holdings into small-scale engines of market production. European villagers… 
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