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Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History: Series Number 2

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Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History: Series Number 2 by James Simpson
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Spanish Agriculture: The Long Siesta, 1765-1965 is the first major study in English of Spanish agrarian history. James Simpson examines how traditional agriculture responded to population growth and the integration of commodity markets, emphasising both Spain's regional variations and its context in Europe. Using statistical data as well as his wide knowledge of the recent secondary literature, Simpson argues that decisive changes in farming techniques only occurred at the start of this century. He rejects arguments that slow growth can be explained by poor resources or inefficient farmers. Indeed, farmers were quick to change when they had market opportunities, but development was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War and subsequent short-sighted government policies, only resuming in the 1950s. This comprehensive study will be of relevance to students and scholars of historical geography and agrarian history, as well as economic history.
Release date Australia
February 1st, 1996
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
71 Tables, unspecified; 15 Maps
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
338
Dimensions
152x229x21
ISBN-13
9780521496308
Product ID
2160089

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