The Advent of Modern Capitalism in France 1770-1840: The Contribution of Pierre-Francois Tubeuf by Gwynne Lewis

The Advent of Modern Capitalism in France 1770-1840: The Contribution of Pierre-Francois Tubeuf

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Hardcover | May 1, 1980

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Drawing upon a wealth of documentation, Gwynne Lewis's story of one of the most dynamic entrepreneurs in modern French history examines Pierre-Francois Tubeuf's contribution to the development of industry in France. Professor Lewis explores the relationship between seigneurial,proto-industrial, and modern forms of capitalism in the Cevennes region of south-eastern France in the eighteenth century, and demonstrates the international scope of proto-industrialization. A subtle, scholarly study, it unravels the complex problems associated with the impact of the French Revolution on the processes of modern French capitalism, and traces the responses of a wide variety of individuals, including Tubeuf and his greatest rival, the Marechal de Castries. He examinesthe epic struggle of these two powerful men for control of the rich coal-mines of the region, and their legacy to succeeding generations.

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Gwynne Lewis is at University of Warwick.
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Title:The Advent of Modern Capitalism in France 1770-1840: The Contribution of Pierre-Francois TubeufFormat:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.02 inPublished:May 1, 1980Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780198228950

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'Gwynne Lewis has succeeded in writing a book which, through its recognition of the 'inter-relationship which exists between economic, political, social and cultural changes', helps us to place the entrepreneur in time and place and to appreciate more fully the often overwhelming character ofhis (and her)problems. Economic history is too important to leave to the number crunchers!'Roger Price, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Labour History Review, Vol. 59, No. 2, Autumn, 1994