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Work and Wages Natural Law, Politics and the Eighteenth-Century French Trades by Michael (Dr) Sonenscher

Work and Wages Natural Law, Politics and the Eighteenth-Century French Trades


Work and Wages Natural Law, Politics and the Eighteenth-Century French Trades by Michael (Dr) Sonenscher

First published in 1989, this paperback edition of Work and Wages comes with a new Preface, entitled 'Fashion's Empire', that positions the book's argument within the broader context of historical thinking about eighteenth-century France and the origins of the French revolution. It also comes with an updated set of bibliographical notes linking recent historical writing on industry before industrialisation to the picture of the eighteenth-century French trades presented in Work and Wages. Together, they add up to a fresh way in to one of the books that has changed the direction of historical thinking about artisans, small businesses and the political economy of eighteenth-century France.

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Publication date

4th April 2012


Michael (Dr) Sonenscher

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Cambridge University Press


454 pages


European history
Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700



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