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Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry Thomas Tusser

Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry By Thomas Tusser

Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry by Thomas Tusser


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Published in verse in the sixteenth century, this work by Thomas Tusser (c.1524-80) is structured around the farming calendar, offering information and advice on the cultivation of both open and enclosed land. This significant 1812 edition includes a short biography and detailed annotations by editor William Mavor (1758-1837).

Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry Summary

Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry: Together with a Book of Huswifery by Thomas Tusser

A singer and poet as well as a farmer, Thomas Tusser (c.1524-80) first produced his verse manual on farming in the mid-sixteenth century. Since then, it has gone through more than a dozen editions. This 1812 version is a collation of three of the poem's early editions. Editor William Mavor (1758-1837) provides a biographical sketch of Tusser, modernises the work's orthography and punctuation, and includes page-by-page annotations on subject matter and difficult points of language. The work divides into two: the first half, structured around the farming calendar, deals with the cultivation of open and enclosed land, while the second contains 'points of huswifery', arranged loosely around the working day. Tusser writes from the perspective of a tenant farmer, notably placing emphasis on the often overlooked benefits of land enclosure as well as on the role of women in farm labour.

Table of Contents

1. Biographical sketch of Tusser; 2. Preliminary dissertation; 3. Plan of this edition; 4. The author's epistle; 5. The book of husbandry; 6. The points of huswifery; Glossary.

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GOR012741979
9781108066303
1108066305
Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry: Together with a Book of Huswifery by Thomas Tusser
Used - Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2013-10-24
420
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