The Work of France: Labor and Culture in Early Modern Times, 1350-1800

The Work of France: Labor and Culture in Early Modern Times, 1350-1800

by James R. 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 a market economy shaped ideas about labor. Presenting a unified and compelling argument about the role of labor in society, Farr… 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 a market 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742557185
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/16/2008
Series:
Critical Issues in World and International History
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
246
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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