Market Failure During the Great Famine in England and Wales (1315-1317)

Slavin, Philip (2013) Market Failure During the Great Famine in England and Wales (1315-1317). Past and Present, 222 (1). pp. 9-49. ISSN 0031-2746. E-ISSN 1477-464X. (doi:10.1093/pastj/gtt025) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Famine as a historical phenomenon has attracted considerable scholarly attention in recent decades, especially since the publication of Amartya Sen's now-classic Poverty and Famines in 1981. Roughly speaking, we can identify two main scholarly camps or schools of thought: 'constitutionalist' and 'environmentalist'. The 'institutionalists' contend that famines tend to be, to a large degree, man-made phenomena, and that nature is of sceondary importace. Thus Sen argues, using the example of the Bengal famine of 1942-3, that in many cases famines occur not because of an absolute lack of food resources but because of a decline in 'entitlements' to (depleted) food resources.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/pastj/gtt025
Additional information: questionable eprint id: 32013;
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:29 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40742 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Slavin, Philip: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6460-145X
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