The world we have lost is a seminal work in the study of family and class kinship and community in england after the middle ages and before the changes brought about by the industrial revolution the book explores the size and structure of families in pre industrial england the number and position of servants the elite minority of gentry . The world we have lost has 73 ratings and 12 reviews wood said we hear informed that you got shear in mee sheens shearing machines and if you dont p. The world we have lost by peter laslett 1971 scribner edition in english 2nd ed. This updated re issue of the third edition has been able to take account of the enormous amount of research which has been published since the second enabling peter laslett to draw a much more detailed picture and reach fuller conclusionsthe world we have lostis a pioneering work in a new field of enquiry the study of family and class kinship and community in england after the middle ages . In 1965 he published the world we have lost which was made up of a series of essays questioning particular assumptions about life in pre industrial england his findings overturned much conventional wisdom
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