Compass of Society: Commerce and Absolutism in Old-Regime France


Henry C. Clark

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Page count: 410 pages

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Language: English

Compass of Society rethinks the French route to a conception of ‘commercial society’ in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Henry C. Clark finds that the development of market liberalism, far from being a narrow and abstract ideological episode, was part of a broad-gauged attempt to address a number of perceived problems generic to Europe and particular to France during this period.