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The Development of the French Economy, 1750-1914

The Development of the French Economy, 1750-1914

by Colin Heywood, Maurice Kirby


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The Development of the French Economy, 1750-1914

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.

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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 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.

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