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Republicanism and the French Revolution : an intellectual history of Jean-Baptiste Say's political economy

Author: Richard Whatmore
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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"Republicanism and the French Revolution reassesses Jean-Baptiste Say's political economy by locating the author's ideas amidst the intellectual upheavals of Old Regime and revolutionary France. Traditionally Say has been portrayed as a rather staid figure, the archetypal liberal and classical political economist devoted to Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. This study reveals the historic Say to have been altogether  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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Named Person: Jean Baptiste Say; Jean-Baptiste Say; Jean Baptiste Say; Jean-Baptiste Say; Jean Baptiste Say
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Whatmore
ISBN: 0199241155 9780199241156
OCLC Number: 44039678
Description: xiii, 248 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Reinterpreting Say. 1. The J.-B. Say problem. 2. Republicanism and Political Economy --
Pt. II. The Intellectual Context of Say's Ideas. 3. The Political Economy of French Decline. 4. The Republican Turn in France, 1776-1789. 5. Revolution and the Political Economy of Terror --
Pt. III. Republican Political Economy. 6. Say's Republicanism, 1794-1798. 7. The Idea of a Traite d'economie politique. 8. Defending Republican Manners. 9. Restoring French Glory --
Pt. IV. Republican Political Economy in Conditions of Monarchy. 10. Rejecting the Post-War Settlement. 11. 'Social Science in its Entirety'. 12. Conclusion.
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