Agricultural Enlightenment: Knowledge, Technology, and Nature, 1750-1840 (Hardback)
  • Agricultural Enlightenment: Knowledge, Technology, and Nature, 1750-1840 (Hardback)
zoom

Agricultural Enlightenment: Knowledge, Technology, and Nature, 1750-1840 (Hardback)

(author)
£76.00
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 07/01/2016
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Agricultural Enlightenment explores the modernization of the rural economy in Europe through the lens of the Enlightenment. It focuses on the second half of the eighteenth century and emphasises the role of useful knowledge in the process of agrarian change and agricultural development. As such it invites economic historians to respond to the challenge issued by Joel Mokyr to look beyond quantitative data and to take seriously the argument that cultural factors, broadly understood, may have aided or hindered the evolution of agriculture in the early modern period ('what people knew and believed' had a direct bearing on their economic behaviour [Mokyr, The Enlightened Economy]). Evidence in support of the idea that a readily accessible supply of agricultural knowledge helps to explain the trajectory of the rural economy is drawn from all of the countries of Europe. The book includes two cases studies of rapid rural modernization in Scotland and Denmark where Agricultural Enlightenment was swiftly followed by full-scale Agricultural Revolution.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198716075
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 554 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This is a cautious, measured and highly informative book. It argues effectively against easy generalization and the necessity for understanding how knowledge travels. * Paul Warde (University of Cambridge), European History Quarterly, Vol. 47 *
Agricultural Enlightenment displays the qualities of an historian in complete command of his subject thanks to a fruitful career of primary research and study of the scholarly literature. Jones shows, through his careful reconstruction of the evidence, that, in the face of roughly the same slow rates of urbanization and industrialization, agricultural growth only took place in England and Holland. * H-France *

You may also be interested in...

Capitalism and Freedom
Added to basket
The Invisible Hand
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Boomerang
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Conspicuous Consumption
Added to basket
The Theory of Moral Sentiments
Added to basket
Naked Statistics
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Return of Depression Economics
Added to basket
The Money Machine
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Economics Book
Added to basket
DK
£17.99
Hardback
The Making of the English Working Class
Added to basket
Capital
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
30-Second Economics
Added to basket
Too Big to Fail
Added to basket
Austerity
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.