Early Debates about Industry

Voltaire and His Contemporaries

  • Authors
  • Florian Schui

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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    Pages 1-17
  3. Florian Schui
    Pages 18-34
  4. Florian Schui
    Pages 35-78
  5. Florian Schui
    Pages 79-111
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    Pages 112-147
  7. Florian Schui
    Pages 148-173
  8. Florian Schui
    Pages 174-186
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 187-247

About this book


Industry has been at the centre of some of the most formidable political and economic debates of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This book explores the pivotal decades of the eighteenth-century in which the modern concept of industry was, for the first time, at the heart of heated debates in France and other European countries. The close reading of contemporary debates illuminates the origins of an economic key concept and suggests a fresh perspective on the rise of industry in the eighteenth-century.


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Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking