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The Brandy Trade under the Ancien Regime

Cullen, L.M.

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521890985 / ISBN 13: 9780521890984
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Title: The Brandy Trade under the Ancien Regime

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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A 1998 study of the brandy trade, its merchants, and its impact on the French economy under the ancien regime. Num Pages: 304 pages, 3 maps. BIC Classification: 3JF; KCZ; KNP. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 230 x 155 x 25. Weight in Grams: 474. . 2002. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780521890984

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Synopsis: This study of the brandy trade explores the origins, production and marketing of brandy from the Cognac region in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Professor Cullen shows that the brandy trade was based on a sophisticated regional economy, which, by 1720, had become a key component of French involvement in the modern international trading system. Notwithstanding competition from a surplus in other cereals and from foreign markets, regional specialization in the Charente was an indispensable element in ensuring the quality of stable output, and was recognized in the region's success in attracting foreign houses, such as Martell and Hennessy.

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