The Development of the French Economy, 1750-1914 available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
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.
Table of ContentsList of tables and maps; Note of references; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: the outlines of a debate; 2. The performance of the French economy; 3. Natural resources and the labour supply; 4. Capital and technical progress; 5. An agricultural revolution?; 6. 'The call of the markets': the pressure of demand in the French economy; 7. Social and institutional influences on development; 8. Conclusion; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.