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Agricultural Enlightenment explores the modernization of the rural economy in Europe through the lens of the Enlightenment. It focuses on the second half of the eighteenth century and emphasises the role of useful knowledge in the process of agrarian change and agricultural development.
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Kate Tiller, History This book provides a welcome overview of many aspects of this debate and opens up stimulating broader frames of reference and comparative discussion.
Neil Davidson, Journal of Interdisciplinary History [A]n important new book....this major contribution to our understanding of the history of both ideas and economic development casts welcome light on a number of related themes, ranging from the role of technology to attitudes about the natural environment.
Paul Warde (University of Cambridge), European History Quarterly, Vol. 47 This is a cautious, measured and highly informative book. It argues effectively against easy generalization and the necessity for understanding how knowledge travels.
H-France Agricultural Enlightenment displays the qualities of an historian in complete command of his subject thanks to a fruitful career of primary research and study of the scholarly literature. Jones shows, through his careful reconstruction of the evidence, that, in the face of roughly the same slow rates of urbanization and industrialization, agricultural growth only took place in England and Holland.
Peter M. Jones is a graduate of the University of Leeds (BA) and the University of Oxford (DPhil) and has spent nearly the whole of his career as a teacher and researcher in the History Department of the University of Birmingham.
Introduction ; 1. Agriculture, Industry, and Commerce ; 2. The State and Agrarian Reform ; 3. Vectors and Agents of Knowledge Transmission ; 4. Diffusion in Practice: Emulation and Innovation ; 5. Technology in Agriculture ; 6. Agricultural Enlightenment and Agricultural Revolution ; 7. The Science of Agriculture ; 8. Nature and Environment ; Conclusion ; Bibliography