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Harvard Historical Studies 168

Revolutionary Commerce

Globalization and the French Monarchy

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$64.00 • £51.95 • €57.50

ISBN 9780674047266

Publication Date: 03/16/2010


320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 line illustrations, 2 graphs

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  • List of Illustrations*
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Foreign Trade and National Models
  • 2. Montesquieu’s Science of Commerce
  • 3. Philosophical History
  • 4. Finances and the Empire of Climate
  • 5. Physiocracy and the Politics of History
  • 6. Center, Periphery, and Commerce National
  • 7. L’Affaire des Colonies and the Fall of the Monarchy
  • Notes
  • Index
  • * Illustrations:
    • Figure 2.1 Map: “For comprehension of the book entitled OF THE SPIRIT OF THE LAWS”
    • Figure 2.2 Membership in the Bordeaux Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • Figure 4.1 Eighteenth-century revenue estimates for France and England, 1550–1788
    • Figure 5.1 The Enlightenment tree of knowledge

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