Depopulation Arraigned, Convicted, and Condemned : London, 1636. Robert Powell.
Depopulation Arraigned, Convicted, and Condemned : London, 1636
Depopulation Arraigned, Convicted, and Condemned : London, 1636

Depopulation Arraigned, Convicted, and Condemned : London, 1636

Amsterdam: Walter J Johnson / Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1976.

Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #14559
ISBN: 9022108236

Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket/slip, light sun, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Facsimile reprint of 1636 edition, London: Printed by R B. Condemnation of the enclosure movement, and the depopulation of rural areas after the elimination of common lands. "Robert Powell’s 1636 Depopulation Arraigned went farther. Powell, a lawyer,stressed the economic and military costs of enclosure, which, by “translating culture into pasture,” spread idleness, weakened the state—replacing towns of two or three hundred with handfuls of shepherds—and angered God. “Tillage,” by contrast, “is the occasion of multiplying of people, both for service in the wars, and time of peace”; it promoted virtue and industry in husbandmen and enabled the nation to “stand upon it selfe.”" - McCormick; "Population: Modes of Seventeenth-Century Demographic Thought" in Stern and Wennerlind (eds.), Mercantilism Reimagined. ; The English Experience, Its Record In Early Printed Books Published In Facsimile; Ex-Library; Vol. 823; 118, [33] pages.

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