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By Peter M. Jones

Agricultural Enlightenment explores the modernization of the agricultural economic climate in Europe throughout the lens of the Enlightenment. It specializes in the second one 1/2 the eighteenth century and emphasizes the function of valuable wisdom within the strategy of agrarian swap and agricultural improvement. As such it invitations monetary historians to reply to the problem issued via Joel Mokyr to seem past quantitative information and to take heavily the argument that cultural components, greatly understood, could have aided or hindered the evolution of agriculture within the early sleek interval ("what humans knew and believed" had an instantaneous pertaining to their fiscal habit [Mokyr, The Enlightened Economy]). facts in aid of the concept that a with no trouble available offer of agricultural wisdom is helping to provide an explanation for the trajectory of the agricultural economic climate is drawn from all the nations of Europe. The publication comprises circumstances experiences of fast rural modernization in Scotland and Denmark the place Agricultural Enlightenment was once rapidly through full-scale Agricultural Revolution.

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Both of these developments lie largely beyond the scope of our study, however. It is nonetheless true that the very first agricultural research or experiment stations came into being in France and Great Britain in the 1830s and 1840s (see pp. 180–3). Until that time the direction in which agronomy would travel remained uncertain. In the eyes of many, perhaps the majority of ordinary, unsung practitioners it remained a field discipline which had relatively little to learn from the laboratory sciences.

383; Anna M. ), Naples in the Eighteenth Century: The Birth and Death of a Nation-State (Cambridge, 2000), pp. 95–117. For Spain see Richard Herr, Rural Change and Royal Finances in Spain at the End of the Old Regime (University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1989), pp. 33–7. 19 See Keith Tribe, The Economy of the World: Language, History, and Economics (Oxford Studies in the History of Economics, Oxford, 2015), chapter two ‘The Word: Economy’. OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 17/10/15, SPi Agriculture, Industry, and Commerce 21 initially in response to the perceived need of early-modern rulers for greater access to administrative expertise.

84. 25 Ted M. Porter, The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820–1900 (Princeton, NJ, 1986), p. 24.  ] Sir John Sinclair bart, 2 vols. (London, 1837), ii, p. 398. 27 William Playfair, The Commercial and Political Atlas, representing, by means of stained Copper-Plate Charts, the Exports, Imports and general Trade of England; at a single View (various editions, 1786–1801). OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 17/10/15, SPi 24 Agricultural Enlightenment progress towards the definition of Statistique as an independent social science.

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