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Travels in France
During the Years 1787, 1788 and 1789


  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107612730

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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

    Editorial note
    Editor's introduction
    Author's preface
    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:
    1. Soil
    2. Face of the country
    3. Population
    4. Produce
    5. Capital employed in husbandry
    6. Courses of crops
    7. Enclosures
    8. Waste lands
    9. Vines
    10. The tenantry
    11. Manufactures
    12. Price of provisions, labour, etc.
    13. Commerce
    14. The treaty of commerce between Great Britain and France (1786)
    15. The Revolution in France
    Editor's notes
    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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