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Provincializing Global History: Money, Ideas, and Things in the Languedoc, 1680-1830

James Livesey


This book explores the subtle transformation of the coastal province of the Languedoc in the eighteenth century. Mining a wealth of archival sources, the book unveils how provincial elites and peasant households unwittingly created new practices. Managing local political institutions, establishing new credit systems, building networks of natural historians, and introducing new plants and farm machinery to the region opened up the inhabitants of the province to new norms and standards. The practices were gradually embedded in daily life and allowed the province to negotiate the new worlds of in ... More

Keywords: Languedoc, provincial elites, peasant households, industrial society, capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300237160
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300237160.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Livesey, author
University of Dundee