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Agricultural enlightenment : knowledge, technology, and nature 1750-1840

Author: Peter Jones
Publisher: Oxford, Great Britain : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jones
ISBN: 9780198716075 0198716079
OCLC Number: 918878970
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Joan Thirsk Book Award 2017.
Description: x, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Agriculture, Industry, and Commerce ; 2. The State and Agrarian Reform ; 3. Vectors and Agents of Knowledge Transmission ; 4. Diffusion in Practice: Emulation and Innovation ; 5. Technology in Agriculture ; 6. Agricultural Enlightenment and Agricultural Revolution ; 7. The Science of Agriculture ; 8. Nature and Environment ; Conclusion ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Peter M. Jones.

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