Book reviews

Razzell Peter, 2016, Mortality, Marriage and Population Growth in England, 1550-1850, London, Caliban Books, 135 p.

Jean-Marc Rohrbasser  By the same author


It is the stated ambition of this book not only to present long-term trends in English population changes over three centuries but also to explain them by way of a thesis caught up in a vast, centuries-long debate on the relations between demographic change and economic development. The author’s aim is to achieve a synthesis that supports the claim that fertility did indeed fall during the eighteenth (…)