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Travels in France During the Years 1787, 1788 And 1789

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ISBN-10: 110761273X

ISBN-13: 9781107612730

Edition: 2012

Authors: Arthur Young, Constantia Maxwell

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Arthur Young (1741-1820) was a renowned English writer on agriculture, economics and social statistics. First published by Cambridge in 1929, this volume contains selections from Young's Travels, relating to observations made in France around the time of the Revolution. The selections, largely taken from Part I of the Travels, are notable for containing first-hand descriptions of public affairs and working conditions. The rigour and intelligence of these descriptions provide an unrivalled document of this critical moment in French history.
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Editorial note
Editor's introduction
Author's preface
Author's note upon methods of writing books of travel
Journal: First journey (May 15th to November 11th, 1787)
Second journey (July 30th to October 15th, 1788)
Third journey (June 2nd, 1789 to January 30th 1790)
General Observations: Soil
Face of the country
Capital employed in husbandry
Courses of crops
Waste lands
The tenantry
Price of provisions, labour, etc.
The treaty of commerce between Great Britain and France (1786)
The Revolution in France
Editor's notes
The value of the livre, etc.
Diversity of weights and measures
Principal works referred to by the Editor
Map of France to illustrate the Travels