Author Livesey, James, author
Title Provincializing global history : money, ideas, and things in the Languedoc, 1680-1830 / James Livesey
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  DC611.L319 L58 2020    AVAILABLE    30600020133279
Descript x, 214 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
A micro-history of eighteenth-century systemic change that places ordinary French lives alongside global advances. This book explores the eighteenth-century modernization of the coastal province of Languedoc. Mining a wealth of archival sources, James Livesey unveils how provincial elites, peasant households, and local political institutions began to implement such changes as establishing a credit system and building networks of natural historians and agronomical innovators who introduced new plants and farm machinery to the region. These practices were gradually embedded in daily life and gave rise to connections between the province and the broader world
Machine generated contents note: ch. One Small Changes: Credit, Debt, and Money in the Languedoc -- ch. Two Local Ideas and Global Networks -- ch. Three The Natural Province of Reason: Agronomy, Botany, and Subaltern Science -- ch. Four The Swing Plow as an Eighteenth-Century Universal Machine -- ch. Five Sovereignty, Politics, and Reason in the Post-Revolution
Subject Languedoc (France) -- History -- 18th century
Languedoc (France) -- Economic conditions -- 17th century
Languedoc (France) -- Economic conditions -- 18th century
Languedoc (France) -- Politics and government -- 17th century
Languedoc (France) -- Politics and government -- 18th century
Economic history. fast (OCoLC)fst00901974
Politics and government. fast (OCoLC)fst01919741
France -- Languedoc. fast (OCoLC)fst01210196
1600-1799 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628