Work Of France

Work Of France

by James Richard Farr
     
 

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In elegant and vivid prose, this deeply informed book offers a powerful synthesis of the ways men and women worked in early modern France. Distinguished historian James R. Farr shows how the shifting and often contradictory forces of an increasingly modern economy shaped ideas about labor. Presenting a unified and compelling argument about the role of labor in society… See more details below

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In elegant and vivid prose, this deeply informed book offers a powerful synthesis of the ways men and women worked in early modern France. Distinguished historian James R. Farr shows how the shifting and often contradictory forces of an increasingly modern economy shaped ideas about labor. Presenting a unified and compelling argument about the role of labor in society, Farr addresses a complex set of questions and succeeds masterfully at answering them. With its stylish writing and clear themes, this book will find a broad audience among students and scholars of early modern Europe, French history, economics, gender studies, anthropology, and labor studies.

Editorial Reviews

Journal Of Modern History
An exceptionally rich area of early modern European history, the history of work in France, has received its due in a fine synthesis by James Farr, himself a master in the field. . . . Farr provides a thorough and thoughtful survey of the literature, highlighting important recent work and skillfully integrating the specialized findings of French labor history with the broader concerns of early modern history.
Sixteenth Century Journal
This exceptional book fully deserves the wide audience of scholars and students to which it is addressed. . . . For scholars and teachers, Work of France offers a powerful interpretive model; for their students, a lively and handsomely written introduction to the society and culture of premodern Europe.
Journal of Modern History
An exceptionally rich area of early modern European history, the history of work in France, has received its due in a fine synthesis by James Farr, himself a master in the field. . . . Farr provides a thorough and thoughtful survey of the literature, highlighting important recent work and skillfully integrating the specialized findings of French labor history with the broader concerns of early modern history.
Sixteenth-Century Journal
This exceptional book fully deserves the wide audience of scholars and students to which it is addressed….For scholars and teachers, Work of France offers a powerful interpretive model; for their students, a lively and handsomely written introduction to the society and culture of premodern Europe.
Julie Hardwick
A broad-ranging, powerfully argued, and innovative account of the world of work and its relationship to the key transformations of the early modern centuries. It succeeds on many levels—as a lively and accessible introduction to the early modern world for undergraduates and as a provocative interpretative framework for scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742533998
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Series:
Critical Issues in World and International History Series
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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