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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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- Date Published: August 2012
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107612730
- length: 488 pages
- dimensions: 203 x 127 x 28 mm
- weight: 0.53kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Author's note upon methods of writing books of travel
Part I. Journal:
1. First journey (May 15th to November 11th, 1787)
2. Second journey (July 30th to October 15th, 1788)
3. Third journey (June 2nd, 1789 to January 30th 1790)
Part II. General Observations:
2. Face of the country
5. Capital employed in husbandry
6. Courses of crops
8. Waste lands
10. The tenantry
12. Price of provisions, labour, etc.
14. The treaty of commerce between Great Britain and France (1786)
15. The Revolution in France
Appendix A. The value of the livre, etc.
Appendix B. Diversity of weights and measures
Principal works referred to by the Editor
Map of France to illustrate the Travels.
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