Economic Development in Early Modern France: The Privilege of Liberty, 1650-1820

Economic Development in Early Modern France: The Privilege of Liberty, 1650-1820

by Jeff Horn

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ISBN-13: 9781108407052
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/04/2017
Series: Cambridge Studies in Economic History - Second Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 327
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Jeff Horn is Professor of History at Manhattan College, New York. He is the author or editor of The Industrial Revolution: History, Documents, and Key Questions (2016), Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution (with Leonard N. Rosenband and Merritt Roe Smith, 2010), The Industrial Revolution: Milestones in Business History (2007), The Path Not Taken: French Industrialization in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1830 (2006), and Qui parle pour la nation? Les élections et les élus de la Champagne méridionale, 1765-1830 (2004). Horn was president of the Western Society for French History in 2013-14. His research has been supported by the US National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, New York University's Faculty Research Network, Manhattan College, and Stetson University, Florida.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction: profits and economic development during the Old Régime; 2. Privileged enclaves and the guilds: liberty and regulation; 3. The privilege of liberty put to the test: industrial development in Normandy; 4. Companies, colonies, and contraband: commercial privileges under the Old Régime; 5. Privilege, liberty, and managing the market: trading with the Levant; 6. Outside the body politic, essential to the body economic: the privileges of Jews, Protestants and foreign residents; 7. Privilege, innovation, and the state: entrepreneurialism and the lessons of the Old Régime; 8. The reign of liberty? Privilege after 1789; Bibliography; Index.

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