The Development of the French Economy, 1750-1914

The Development of the French Economy, 1750-1914

by Colin Heywood
     
 

Understanding French economic development in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries has always proved a formidable challenge for historians. This concise survey is designed to clarify the areas of controversy among historians, and to guide the reader through the debates. See more details below

Overview

Understanding French economic development in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries has always proved a formidable challenge for historians. This concise survey is designed to clarify the areas of controversy among historians, and to guide the reader through the debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521552769
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Series:
New Studies in Economic and Social History Series, #17
Edition description:
1st Cambridge University Press ed
Pages:
74
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables and maps
Note on references
Acknowledgements
1Introduction: the outlines of a debate1
2The performance of the French economy4
3Natural resources and the labour supply15
4Capital and technical progress25
5An agricultural revolution?36
6'The call of the markets': the pressure of demand in the French economy43
7Social and institutional influences on development52
8Conclusion62
Notes64
Select bibliography66
Index73

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