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Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History

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Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History by Henry Heller
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For a generation, the history of the ancien regime has been written from the perspective of the Annales school, with its emphasis on the role of long-term economic and cultural factors in shaping the development of early modern France. In this detailed study, Henry Heller challenges such a paradigm and assembles a huge range of information about technical innovation and ideas of improvement in sixteenth-century France. Emphasising the role of state intervention in the economy, the development of science and technology, and recent research into early modern proto-industrialisation, Heller counters notions of a France mired in an archaic, determinist mentalite. Despite the tides of religious fanaticism and seigneurial reaction, the period of the religious wars saw a surprising degree of economic, technological and scientific innovation, making possible the consolidation of capitalism in French society during the reign of Henri IV.
Release date Australia
December 7th, 1995
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1 Maps; 6 Halftones, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
272
Dimensions
152x229x19
ISBN-13
9780521550314
Product ID
2160200

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