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Bread and Ale for the Brethren


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1. Introduction. 'A Puzzling Economy': Demesne cultivation and seigniorial autarky in the age of commercialization 2. Norwich Cathedral Priory: population, food requirements and provisioning channels 3. Norwich Priory's grain market, 1260-1538 4. Grain production on Norwich Cathedral Priory demesnes 5. Shipping the produce: transportation requirements, strategies and costs 6. Space for grain: barns and granaries 7. Grain into bread and ale: processing and consumption 8. Economics of charity: grain alms as poor relief Conclusions: seigniorial conservativism as an economic strategy

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Philip Slavin is a Mellon Fellow and a lecturer in the department of economics at McGill University. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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