The French Revolution : An Economic Interpretation (Reprint)

個数:

The French Revolution : An Economic Interpretation (Reprint)

  • 提携先の海外書籍取次会社に在庫がございます。通常2週間で発送いたします。
    重要ご説明事項
    1. 納期遅延や、ご入手不能となる場合が若干ございます。
    2. 複数冊ご注文の場合、分割発送となる場合がございます。
    3. 美品のご指定は承りかねます。
  • ≪洋書のご注文につきまして≫ 「海外取次在庫あり」および「国内仕入れ先からお取り寄せいたします」表示の商品でも、納期の目安期間内にお届けできないことがございます。あらかじめご了承ください。

  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 226 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521368100
  • DDC分類 330.94404

Full Description


The economic history of revolutionary France is still a neglected area in studies of the Revolution of 1789. Whilst some attention has been given to the condition of the peasants, the urban working classes and the financial crisis of the Ancient Regime, there has been a general tendency to regard economic factors as external and somewhat peripheral to the truly political nature of the Revolution. This book is designed to redress the balance, providing a clear, accessible, and thought-provoking guide to the economic background to the French Revolution. Professor Aftalion analyses the policies followed by successive revolutionary assemblies, examining in detail taxation, the confiscation of church property, the assignats, and the siege economy of the Terror. He shows how decisions taken in 1789 by the Constituent Assembly inevitably led to a deepening financial and economic crisis, and to increasingly radical and disastrous policies. The study is important also for its exposure of many of the economic fallacies propounded both at the time by many Frenchmen and later by many modern historians.

Table of Contents

List of figures
Chronology
Acknowledgements
1. The fiscal crisis
2. The French economy at the end of the 'Ancien

gime'
3. 1789
4. The 'assignats'
5. The finances of the Constituent Assembly
6. The rising cost of living, anarchy and war
7. The seizure of power by the Mountain
8. Economic dictatorship
9. 'Dirigisme' in retreat
10. The French Revolution: economic
considerations
Appendices
Notes
Index.