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Published: 07 March 2016

256 Pages | 8 illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198716075

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Agricultural Enlightenment

Knowledge, Technology, and Nature, 1750-1840

Peter M. Jones

  • Provides a fuller understanding of the character and functioning of the pre-modern "organic" economy
  • Assesses the role of government and the State in the pre-modern agricultural sector
  • Recovers a dimension of Enlightenment thought and practice that has been largely overlooked
  • Explores the diffusion and adoption of agricultural knowledge in the eighteenth century
  • Offers an analysis based on evidence drawn from all over Europe of the process of transferring skill and "know how" in the agricultural sector and how it was successfully achieved