Agriculture and Economic Development in Europe Since 1870
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Agriculture and Economic Development in Europe Since 1870 by Pedro Lains
Book DescriptionWhilst many books on the European economy have focused on the analysis of its industrial sectors, this book draws attention to the often ignored contribution made by the development of European agriculture over the past two centuries. In doing so, the authors adopt a revisionist perspective on the subject, addressing the lack of coherent study of the agricultural sector and reassessing old theories about the links between agricultural and economic development. In focusing on those countries which by 1870 still had a large agricultural sector, namely, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Greece and Turkey, this book determines the role of the agricultural sector in the economic development of Europe. These chapters demonstrate how the rate of development in the agricultural sector depended on specific industrial, political and market conditions; the diversity of ways and timings through which transformation was achieved is also considered.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415424875
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pedro Lains
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Author Biography - Pedro Lains
Pedro Lains is Research Professor at the University of Lisbon. Vicente Pinilla is Professor of Economic History at the University of Zaragoza.
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