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By Peter M. Jones

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Agricultural Enlightenment explores the modernization of the agricultural economic system in Europe during the lens of the Enlightenment. It specializes in the second one half the eighteenth century and emphasizes the position of worthy wisdom within the means of agrarian swap and agricultural improvement. As such it invitations fiscal historians to answer the problem issued through Joel Mokyr to seem past quantitative info and to take heavily the argument that cultural elements, generally understood, can have aided or hindered the evolution of agriculture within the early glossy interval ("what humans knew and believed" had a right away concerning their monetary habit [Mokyr, The Enlightened Economy]). facts in help of the concept that a with ease available provide of agricultural wisdom is helping to give an explanation for the trajectory of the agricultural economic climate is drawn from the entire international locations of Europe. The e-book comprises instances stories of swift rural modernization in Scotland and Denmark the place Agricultural Enlightenment used to be speedily via full-scale Agricultural Revolution.

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D. -J. Le Turc, Paris, 10 October 1787; also J. R. Harris, Industrial Espionage and Technology Transfer: Britain and France in the Eighteenth Century (Aldershot, 1998), pp. 448–52. 9 Denmark was threatened with war by Russia in 1762 in a dispute over Schleswig.  the French Nation (Dublin, 1769) cited in Bourde, Agronomie et agronomes, i, p. 439 n. 4. 11 Joseph Schumpeter, ‘Die Krise des Steuerstaates [1918]’ translated as ‘The Crisis of the Tax State’ in Alan T. , International Economic Papers: Translations Prepared for the International Economic Association, no.

Paris, 1823), i, p. xxxvi. 3 ‘A proprietor may suffer his estate to lie waste, with impunity; provided he thereby injures no man’s property’, W. Marshall, On the Landed Property of England, an Elementary and Practical Treatise (London, 1804), p. 28, cited in R. Bruton, ‘The Shropshire Enlightenment: a Regional Study of Intellectual Activity in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries’ (PhD dissertation, University of Birmingham, 2015), p. 154. OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 17/10/15, SPi The State and Agrarian Reform 33 achieved.

10 For a representative of this point of view, see Baron Jean-Baptiste Rougier de la Bergerie, Considérations générales sur l’histoire, servant d’introduction à l’histoire de l’agriculture ancienne et moderne en Europe (Paris, 1829). OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 17/10/15, SPi 18 Agricultural Enlightenment prosperity which he would subsequently submit to French government ministers carried the unmistakeable imprint of the économistes. It is ‘a truth beyond dispute’, he asserted, that this country ‘owes its commerce and everything else solely to agriculture’.

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