France and the Economic Development of Europe

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Maps, Plate, and Charts
Ch. I The European Economy at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century 5
Pt. 1 Determinants of Economic Progress
Ch. II The Institutional Framework 21
Ch. III The Diffusion of Technology 41
Ch. IV Capital Accumulation and Capital Export 64
Ch. V The Sprit of Enterprise 89
Pt. 2 Sinews of Growth: Credit and Transport
Ch. VI The Mobilization of Credit, 1915-1852 105
Ch. VII The Mobilization of Credit, 1853-1881 145
Ch. VIII Continental Railways: A Battle of Titans 204
Ch. IX Railways in Spain and Russia 248
Ch. X Rounding Out the Networks 284
Pt. 3 Case Histories of Development and Disappointment
Ch. XI Industrialization in Belgium 329
Ch. XII French Enterprise in German Industry 369
Ch. XIII Capital Down the Drain: The Government Loan Business 404
Ch. XIV French Finance and Italian Unity 425
Ch. XV Venture and Achievement in the Near East 458
Pt. 4 Epilogue and Conclusion
Ch. XVI New Horizons and the Search for Security, 1882-1914 485
Ch. XVII Conclusion 502
App. A Estimates of National Wealth and Income in France, 1789-1914 513
App. B Elements of the French International Accounts, 1815-1914 518
App. C Estimates of French Foreign Investments 533
A Note on Sources 535
List of Works Cited 543
Index 561
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