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By Mark Bevir, Frank Trentmann

Mark Bevir, Frank Trentmann (eds.)

Presenting a much-needed corrective to the version of the "free market", authoritative individuals make historically-informed, interdisciplinary inquiries into the character of marketplace involvement in social, cultural and political relatives. They study severe thinkers, social routine and firms and the ways that they've got prompted marketplace relatives from the eighteenth century to the current. the quantity recreates these severe traditions and reform pursuits which sought to barter a direction among the loose industry and the Marxist utopia of a society with no markets.

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Out of that speech situation grew the capacity for social and economic innovation. It is difficult for us to discern the nature of rural rationality from beneath the ideology of peasant stupidity. The surface content of much commentary on farmers works on the assumption that peasants were ignorant and immobile by definition. 45 The politics of enclosure in England particularly created a strong incentive to represent farmers and peasants as closed to all innovation. As an enthusiast for enclosures put it, ‘Some persons, especially heretofore, have argued against enclosures, with a great deal of zeal, but with as much ignorance.

Alder, Engineering the Revolution: Arms and the Enlightenment in France, 1763–1815 (Princeton, 1997); B. Latour, We Have Never Been Modern (Cambridge, MA, 1993); B. Latour, Aramis, or the Love of Technology (Cambridge, MA, 1996). M. Roe Smith, Harper’s Ferry Armoury and the New Technology: The Challenge of Change (Ithaca, NY, 1987). 38 James Livesey that would produce gun parts that were interchangeable. 58 The transformations in the technology of farming introduced different agents into the world of rural Europe.

16. J. Sinclair, General View of the Agriculture of the Northern Counties and Islands of Scotland; including the Counties of Cromarty, Ross, Sutherland and Caithness, and the Islands of Orkney and Shetland (Edinburgh, 1795), p. 21. G. Robertson, A General View of the Agriculture of Kincardineshire or, the Mearns drawn up under the Direction of the Board of Agriculture, 2nd edn (Edinburgh, 1813), p. 235. Improving justice 39 of plough-users had completely accommodated itself to this new technological world and hybridized the implement at will.

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