This book, first published in 1983, is a major contribution to our understanding of how and why French rural peasant society became modernised by radical changes in the communications system – in particular, the coming of the railways. The author argues that complex changes in the transport systems, and their effects on agricultural market structures, finally brought traditional French rural civilisation to an end. With the extension of commercialisation, and the widening of horizons, new economic and social structures – and changed attitudes – rapidly came into being. Writing as an economic historian, the author has adopted an interdisciplinary approach to this study which incorporates economic, sociological, historical and geographical methods and data.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1983. Book Condition: Fair. This book has hardback covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In fair condition, suitable as a study copy.Dust Jacket in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 2659798
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 14/03/1983, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Light shelfwear to the dust jacket extremities. Book is clean and readable, there is a small inscription to the inside page. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 082151-9
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. wear, scuff marks and browning to jacket, pages in nice condition, shipped from the UK. Bookseller Inventory # 583/BK/865H
Book Description Hutchinson., 1983. Book Condition: Very Good. First. Hard Cover. Book- VG. DJ- VG. 9.5x6.5. 503pp. Some b/w illus. Bookseller Inventory # 1868647