By Peter M. Jones

Agricultural Enlightenment explores the modernization of the agricultural financial system in Europe during the lens of the Enlightenment. It specializes in the second one 1/2 the eighteenth century and emphasizes the function of important wisdom within the technique of agrarian switch and agricultural improvement. As such it invitations fiscal historians to answer the problem issued through Joel Mokyr to appear past quantitative info and to take heavily the argument that cultural components, generally understood, could have aided or hindered the evolution of agriculture within the early glossy interval ("what humans knew and believed" had an immediate referring to their financial habit [Mokyr, The Enlightened Economy]). facts in help of the concept a quite simply obtainable offer of agricultural wisdom is helping to provide an explanation for the trajectory of the agricultural economic system is drawn from all the international locations of Europe. The booklet contains circumstances stories of fast rural modernization in Scotland and Denmark the place Agricultural Enlightenment used to be rapidly by means of full-scale Agricultural Revolution.

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Young to M. Young, Cherbourg, 27 August 1788. 39 See for example, Joseph Marshall, Travels through France and Spain, in the years 1770 and 1771. In which is particularly minuted, the present state of those countries, respecting the agriculture, population, manufactures, commerce, the arts, and useful undertakings (London, 1776). 40 See B. L. Add. MSS 42095 for a fragment of his letter-book and for the report see A. D. Oise 6Jp 14; also Norman Scarfe, Innocent Espionage: The La Rochefoucauld Brothers’ Tour of England in 1785 (Woodbridge, 1995), pp.

Add MSS 35126 A. Young to M. Young, Cherbourg, 27 August 1788. 39 See for example, Joseph Marshall, Travels through France and Spain, in the years 1770 and 1771. In which is particularly minuted, the present state of those countries, respecting the agriculture, population, manufactures, commerce, the arts, and useful undertakings (London, 1776). 40 See B. L. Add. MSS 42095 for a fragment of his letter-book and for the report see A. D. Oise 6Jp 14; also Norman Scarfe, Innocent Espionage: The La Rochefoucauld Brothers’ Tour of England in 1785 (Woodbridge, 1995), pp.

Philosophers across Europe hailed the decision of the king of Sardinia (Charles Emmanuel III) to use his despotic powers to curtail the rights of noble and ecclesiastical landowners in Savoy, and there are grounds for supposing that humanitarian, or at least rationalistic, impulses came to the fore in Bohemia as well. 5 By the 1760s the notion of ‘public good’ was starting to make headway in chancelleries all over Europe. Not quite everywhere, however, for Britain remained out of step. 6 The war with revolutionary France was going badly, continental markets for manufactured goods were being lost and in London anxiety over the long-term security of food supplies was mounting.

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