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Commerce and its discontents in eighteenth-century French political thought

Author: Anoush Fraser Terjanian
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"By uncovering the ambivalence toward commerce in eighteenth-century France, this book questions the assumption that commerce was widely celebrated in the era of Adam Smith"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anoush Fraser Terjanian
ISBN: 9781107005648 1107005647
OCLC Number: 793221649
Description: xiv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Commerce and its discontents --
1. Bon luxe, mauvais luxe: a language of commerce --
2. Doux commerce, commerce odieux: the commerce in humans --
3. Cette odieuse piraterie: defining piracy --
4. Indigne atelier: monopoly and monopolists --
Conclusion: Commerce and its discontents.
Responsibility: Anoush Fraser Terjanian.
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