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Author Shovlin, John.
Title The political economy of virtue : luxury, patriotism, and the origins of the French Revolution / John Shovlin.
Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2006.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HB105.A2 S56 2006    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HB105.A2 S56 2006    AVAILABLE  
Subject Economics -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Luxury -- Moral and ethical aspects -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Patriotism -- France -- History -- 18th century.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Moral and ethical aspects.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Economic aspects.
France -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
France -- Economic conditions -- 18th century.
Description 265 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-256) and index.
Contents Introduction : political economy and public life in eighteenth-century France -- Commerce, finance, and the luxury debate -- Constructing a patriot political economy -- Regenerating the patrie : agronomists, tax reformers, and physiocrats -- Patriotic commerce and aristocratic luxury -- Political economy and the prerevolutionary crisis -- The agrarian law and the republican farmer -- Conclusion : the political economy of the notables.
Summary "Drawing on hundreds of political economic tracts published in France between the 1740s and the early nineteenth century, Shovlin shows how mid-level French elites (magistrates, clerics, lawyers, soldiers, landed gentlemen) sought to balance their interests and values with the need to regenerate a nation that had seemingly entered a period of decline."--BOOK JACKET.
ISBN 0801444799 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780801444791
OCLC # 70114568
Additional Format Online version: Shovlin, John. Political economy of virtue. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2006 (OCoLC)647052149