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Spanish Agriculture The Long Siesta, 1765-1965

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ISBN-10: 0521525160

ISBN-13: 9780521525169

Edition: 2002

Authors: James Simpson, Charles Feinstein, Patrick O'Brien, Barry E. Supple, Peter Temin

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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 Spains 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…    
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

James Simpson is professor of economic history and institutions at the Carlos III University of Madrid. He is the author of "Spanish Agriculture: The Long Siesta, 1765-1965".

Peter Temin is Elisha Gray II Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT and the author of Lessons from the Great Depression (MIT Press) and other books. Temin and Vines are coauthors of The Leaderless Economy: Why the World Economic System Fell Apart and How to Fix It.

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Traditional technologies and market opportunities, 1765-1880
The limits to technical change, 1880-1936
Markets and institutions, 1880-1936
The state and the end of traditional agriculture
Spanish agriculture in a European context