Rosalind Mitchison, 20 November 1986
Show More Domesday Economy: A New Approach to Anglo-Norman History by John McDonald and G.D. Snooks.
Oxford, 240 pp., £27.50, July 1986, 0 19 828524 8Show More
Scottish Literacy and the Scottish Identity: Illiteracy and Society in Scotland by R.A. Houston.
Cambridge, 352 pp., £27.50, December 1985, 0 521 26598 3Show More
A History of the Highland Clearances. Vol. II: Emigration, Protest, Reasons by Eric Richards.
Croom Helm, 543 pp., £25, October 1985, 0 7099 2259 0Show More
“... for several generations against trying to use Domesday Book for economic analysis. McDonald and Snooks have set out to apply modern technology and well-established statistical techniques to decide whether it can be so used. Working on two counties only, and assuming that the practical purpose of the extensive enterprise of its compilation was to make sure ...”