The Brandy Trade Under the Ancien Régime: Regional Specialisation in the Charente by L. M. Cullen buy used Used & Rare price $66.59 new from$141.95 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Hardcover Publisher: Cambridge University Press Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0521592488 ISBN - 13:9780521592482 Seller Comments: A nearly new hardback copy in a nearly new dustjacket: firm, clean, square and tight with no underlining or splits. From the Publisher This study of the brandy trade explores the origins, production and marketing of brandy from the Cognac region in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Professor Cullen shows that the brandy trade was based on a sophisticated regional economy, which, by 1720, had become a key component of French involvement in the modern international trading system. Notwithstanding competition from a surplus in other cereals and from foreign markets, regional specialization in the Charente was an indispensable element in ensuring the quality of stable output, and was recognized in the region''s success in attracting foreign houses, such as Martell and Hennessy.