Farmers, Consumers, Innovators
The world of Joan Thirsk
Editor: Richard Jones, Christopher Dyer
“The strength of the book... is in the combination of papers on a diverse range of related topics. As historians with the vast range of expertise that Thirsk held are very rare for most readers it will provide thought-provoking links between their own field and ones they may not have considered before.”
About the book
Joan Thirsk was the leading English agrarian historian of the late 20th century. Perhaps best known for her research into regional farming, she also wrote much about rural industry, changing tastes and fashions, and innovations in the rural economy.
This book is based on a conference held in her honour (following her death in 2013) that was intended not to look back but rather to identify Joan Thirsk’s relevance for historians now, and to present new work that has been influenced and inspired by her.
Some of the contributors are scholars who knew Joan, and as students were taught and supervised by her; others are younger people who know of her ideas from her publications.
ISBN: 978-1-909291-56-0 Format: Paperback, 192pp Published: Sep 2016
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