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By Peter M. Jones

ISBN-10: 0198716079

ISBN-13: 9780198716075

Agricultural Enlightenment explores the modernization of the agricultural financial system in Europe in the course of the lens of the Enlightenment. It specializes in the second one 1/2 the eighteenth century and emphasizes the position of priceless wisdom within the strategy of agrarian switch and agricultural improvement. As such it invitations monetary historians to reply to the problem issued through Joel Mokyr to seem past quantitative facts and to take heavily the argument that cultural components, greatly understood, can have aided or hindered the evolution of agriculture within the early glossy interval ("what humans knew and believed" had an instantaneous referring to their fiscal habit [Mokyr, The Enlightened Economy]). facts in aid of the concept a quite simply available provide of agricultural wisdom is helping to give an explanation for the trajectory of the agricultural economic system is drawn from all the nations of Europe. The publication comprises instances reports of speedy rural modernization in Scotland and Denmark the place Agricultural Enlightenment used to be speedily by means of full-scale Agricultural Revolution.

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27 William Playfair, The Commercial and Political Atlas, representing, by means of stained Copper-Plate Charts, the Exports, Imports and general Trade of England; at a single View (various editions, 1786–1801). OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 17/10/15, SPi 24 Agricultural Enlightenment progress towards the definition of Statistique as an independent social science. Playfair’s work was reintroduced to France—in translation28—during the Peace of Amiens, a favourable moment because the newly established Napoleonic regime set great store by statistics.

Thaer’s moment of opportunity came in 1804 when he entered Prussian State service following the French invasion of Hannover. In 1806, with the encouragement of the Prussian reformers, he established an agricultural school in Möglin just outside Berlin. 46 Apart from the emphasis on the market economy and free trade in the products of the land, the advocates of ‘rational’ husbandry were convinced that the time had now come to equip agriculture with a scientific methodology rooted in experimentation (see pp.

Comparaison de son agriculture avec celle du royaume de France; causes de son avancement, moyen d’amener une révolution dans la culture en France’, 86 folios. 12 D. W. Jones, ‘The Workings and Measurement of Pre-Industrial “Organic” Economies: Conjectures on English Agrarian Growth, 1660–1820’, The Journal of European Economic History, 35:1 (2006), 182. 13 Rougier de la Bergerie, Considérations générales sur l’histoire, pp. 140–2. OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 17/10/15, SPi Agriculture, Industry, and Commerce 19 to raw materials brought into being by the capital input and entrepreneurship of the productive class.

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