The Fruits of Revolution
Property Rights, Litigation and French Agriculture, 1700-1860
By (author) Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
Series edited by Randall Calvert Thrainn Eggertsson
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Fruits of Revolution by Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
Book DescriptionIn The Fruits of Revolution Jean-Laurent Rosenthal investigates two central questions in French economic history: To what extent did institutions hold back agricultural development under the Old Regime, and did reforms carried out during the French Revolution significantly improve the structure of property rights in agriculture? Both questions have been the subject of much debate. Historians have touched on them in a number of local studies, yet usually they have been more concerned with community conflict than with economic development. Economists generally have researched the performance of the French economy without paying much attention to the impact of institutions on specific areas of the economy. This book attempts to utilize the best of both approaches: It focuses on broad questions of economic change, yet it is based on detailed archival investigations of the impact of property rights on water control.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521392204
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The Fruits of Revolution examines the impact of revolution on French agricultural development.
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