By Briony McDonagh
Social and monetary histories of the lengthy eighteenth century have mostly neglected girls as a category of landowners and improvers. 1700 to 1830 used to be a interval during which the panorama of huge swathes of the English Midlands used to be reshaped – either materially and imaginatively – by means of parliamentary enclosure and a package of alternative new practices. open air the Midlands too, neighborhood landscapes have been remodelled in response to the bettering beliefs of the period. but whereas we all know very much in regards to the males who driven ahead schemes for enclosure and backed agricultural development, a ways much less is understood in regards to the position performed by way of woman landowners and farmers and their contributions to panorama change.
Drawing on examples from throughout Georgian England, Elite girls and the rural panorama, 1700–1830 offers an in depth research of elite women’s relationships with landed estate, in particular as they have been mediated during the lens in their property administration and development. This hugely unique booklet offers an explicitly feminist old geography of the eighteenth-century English rural panorama. It addresses vital questions about propertied women’s position in English rural groups and in Georgian society extra ordinarily, while contributing to wider cultural debates approximately women’s position within the environmental, social and fiscal historical past of england. will probably be of curiosity to these operating in ancient and Cultural Geography, Social, fiscal and Cultural heritage, Women’s reports, Gender experiences and panorama Studies.
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