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Philip Hoffman shatters the widespread myth that traditional agricultural societies in early modern Europe were socially and economically stagnant and ultimately dependent on wide-scale political revolution for their growth. Through a richly detailed historical investigation of the peasant agriculture of ancien-régime France, the author uncovers evidence that requires a new understanding of what constituted economic growth in such societies. His arguments rest on a measurement of long-term growth that enables him to analyze the economic, institutional, and political factors that explain its forms and rhythms. In comparing France with England and Germany, Hoffman arrives at fresh answers to some classic questions: Did French agriculture lag behind farming in other countries? If so, did the obstacles in French agriculture lurk within peasant society itself, in the peasants' culture, in their communal property rights, or in the small scale of their farms? Or did the obstacles hide elsewhere, in politics, in the tax system, or in meager opportunities for trade? The author discovers that growth cannot be explained by culture, property rights, or farm size, and argues that the real causes of growth derived from politics and gains from trade. By challenging other widely held beliefs, such as the nature of the commons and the workings of the rural economy, Hoffman offers a new analysis of peasant society and culture, one based on microeconomics and game theory and intended for a wide range of social scientists.

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Philip Hoffman shatters the widespread myth that traditional agricultural societies in early modern Europe were socially and economically stagnant and ultimately dependent on wide-scale political revolution for their growth. Through a richly detailed historical investigation of the peasant agriculture of ancien-régime France, the author uncovers evidence that requires a new understanding of what constituted economic growth in such societies. His arguments rest on a measurement of long-term growth that enables him to analyze the economic, institutional, and political factors that explain its forms and rhythms. In comparing France with England and Germany, Hoffman arrives at fresh answers to some classic questions: Did French agriculture lag behind farming in other countries? If so, did the obstacles in French agriculture lurk within peasant society itself, in the peasants' culture, in their communal property rights, or in the small scale of their farms? Or did the obstacles hide elsewhere, in politics, in the tax system, or in meager opportunities for trade? The author discovers that growth cannot be explained by culture, property rights, or farm size, and argues that the real causes of growth derived from politics and gains from trade. By challenging other widely held beliefs, such as the nature of the commons and the workings of the rural economy, Hoffman offers a new analysis of peasant society and culture, one based on microeconomics and game theory and intended for a wide range of social scientists.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction3
Ch. 1Peasants, Historians, and Economic Growth12
Ch. 2Common Rights and the Village Community21
Ch. 3Labor Markets, Rental Markets, and Credit in the Local Economy35
Ch. 4Agricultural Productivity in France, 1450-178981
Ch. 5Explaining Productivity in a Traditional Economy143
Ch. 6Conclusion193
Appendix A: The Methods and Sources Used with the Notre Dame Sample206
Appendix B: Measuring TFP with Other Samples of Leases238
Appendix C: The Economics of Urban Fertilizer266
Appendix D: Hedonic Wage Regressions268
Notes273
Sources and Bibliography345
Index355

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691070087
Author:
Hoffman, Philip T.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
hilip T.
Author:
Hoffman, P.
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
General
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Agriculture
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry - General
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
European History
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Economic History of the Western World (Hardcover)
Publication Date:
July 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 halftone, 29 line drawings, 26 tables
Pages:
362
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 19 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Philip Hoffman shatters the widespread myth that traditional agricultural societies in early modern Europe were socially and economically stagnant and ultimately dependent on wide-scale political revolution for their growth. Through a richly detailed historical investigation of the peasant agriculture of ancien-régime France, the author uncovers evidence that requires a new understanding of what constituted economic growth in such societies. His arguments rest on a measurement of long-term growth that enables him to analyze the economic, institutional, and political factors that explain its forms and rhythms. In comparing France with England and Germany, Hoffman arrives at fresh answers to some classic questions: Did French agriculture lag behind farming in other countries? If so, did the obstacles in French agriculture lurk within peasant society itself, in the peasants' culture, in their communal property rights, or in the small scale of their farms? Or did the obstacles hide elsewhere, in politics, in the tax system, or in meager opportunities for trade? The author discovers that growth cannot be explained by culture, property rights, or farm size, and argues that the real causes of growth derived from politics and gains from trade. By challenging other widely held beliefs, such as the nature of the commons and the workings of the rural economy, Hoffman offers a new analysis of peasant society and culture, one based on microeconomics and game theory and intended for a wide range of social scientists.
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