WorldCat Identities

Thirsk, Joan

Overview
Works: 123 works in 549 publications in 3 languages and 11,152 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Art  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Interviewer
Classifications: HD584, 333.3234094
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Most widely held works by Joan Thirsk
Family and inheritance : rural society in Western Europe, 1200-1800 by Jack Goody( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pioneering book examines different aspects of the inheritance customs in rural Western Europe in the pre-industrial age: for families and whole societies, the roles of lawyers in reducing them to a common system, and the recurring debate on the merits of various inheritance customs in shaping particular kinds of society. At first sight the study of inheritance customs may appear to be a dull affair, concerned with outdated practices of hair-splitting lawyers; certainly, little academic interest has been shown in the subject. Yet inheritance customs are vital means for the reproduction of the social system, by the transmission of property and other rights through the family. Various family structures and social arrangements are linked by different means of inheritance. This book will interest a wide range of historians, students, postgraduates and teachers alike, whether they are concerned with social, economic, demographic or legal history, in the medieval, early modern or modern periods, and whether their interests are directed to England or other countries of Western Europe; it will also be valuable to social anthropologists, sociologists and historians of ideas. A comprehensive glossary of technical terms has been added for the non-specialist
Alternative agriculture : a history from the Black Death to the present day by Joan Thirsk( Book )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People like to believe in a past golden age of "traditional" English countryside, before large farms, machinery, and the destruction of hedgerows changed the landscape forever. Yet crops from the past like flax, hemp, rapeseed, and woad are gradually reappearing in the "modern" countryside. Thirsk reveals how the forces which drive the current interest in alternative forms of agriculture--a glut of mainstream meat and cereal crops, changing patterns of diet, the needs of medicine--have striking parallels with earlier periods of English history, emphasizing that solutions to current problems can still be found in the hard-won experience of people in the past. -- Publisher description
Seventeenth-century economic documents by Joan Thirsk( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic policy and projects : the development of a consumer society in early modern England by Joan Thirsk( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English rural society, 1500-1800 : essays in honour of Joan Thirsk( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rural economy of England : collected essays by Joan Thirsk( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one has done more to emphasise the significance of the land in early modern England that Joan Thirsk, whose writings are both an important contribution to its history and point the way for future research. The subjects of this collection include the origin and nature of the common fields, Tudor enclosures, the Commonwealth confiscation of Royalist land and its subsequent return after the Restoration, inheritance customs, and the role of industries in the rural economy, among them stocking knitting
The English rural landscape( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From pre-history to the present day our landscape has been transformed by dramatic human disturbance, triggered by the rise and fall of populations and their need to be fed, housed, and employed. These changes have built-up layers of evidence which today present historians with exciting new insights into land use and rural communities of the past." "The English Rural Landscape shows us how much of the rural past is still visible on the ground if only we choose to dig for it. This book illustrates how we might go about exploring it for ourselves and is set to become the definitive work on the subject for all would-be landscape and local history detectives, professional and amateur alike."--Jacket
Food in early modern England : phases, fads, fashions 1500-1760 by Joan Thirsk( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What did ordinary people eat and drink five hundred years ago? How much did they talk about food? Did their eating habits change much? Our knowledge is mostly superficial on such commonplace routines, but this book digs deep and finds surprising answers to these questions. We learn that food fads and fashions resembled those of our own day. Commercial, scientific and intellectual movements were closely entwined with changing attitudes and dealings about food. In short, food holds a mirror to a lively world of cultural change stretching from the Renaissance to the industrial Revolution. This book also strongly challenges the assumption that ordinary folk ate dull and monotonous meals, and explores changes in the English diet and the specific differences between each generation
English peasant farming; the agrarian history of Lincolnshire from Tudor to recent times by Joan Thirsk( Book )

27 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Tudor enclosures by Joan Thirsk( Book )

30 editions published between 1958 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agricultural regions and agrarian history in England, 1500-1750 by Joan Thirsk( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters from the Agrarian history of England and Wales, 1500-1750 by Joan Thirsk( Book )

64 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western art masterpieces by T. H Watkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The restoration by Joan Thirsk( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The West : a treasury of art and literature( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The West provides a panoramic overview and a glorious celebration of the american region that most reflects our hopes, inspires our vision and stirs our imagination
Fooles and fricassees : food in Shakespeare's England( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fenland farming in the sixteenth century by Joan Thirsk( Book )

15 editions published between 1953 and 1965 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Lincolnshire( Book )

in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural England : an illustrated history of the landscape( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suffolk farming in the nineteenth century by Joan Thirsk( Book )

9 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative agriculture : a history from the Black Death to the present day
Alternative Names
Joan Thirsk Academic, historian, cryptologist

Joan Thirsk Brits historica (1922-2013)

Thirsk, Irene Joan.

Thirsk, Irene Joan 1922-...

Thirsk Irene Joan 1922-2013

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Watkins, Irene Joan

Watkins, Joan 1922-2013

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Alternative agriculture : a history from the Black Death to the present dayEnglish rural society, 1500-1800 : essays in honour of Joan ThirskThe rural economy of England : collected essaysThe English rural landscapeFood in early modern England : phases, fads, fashions 1500-1760English peasant farming; the agrarian history of Lincolnshire from Tudor to recent timesChapters from the Agrarian history of England and Wales, 1500-1750Fooles and fricassees : food in Shakespeare's EnglandRural England : an illustrated history of the landscape