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French Finances, 1770 - 1795: From Business to Bureaucracy (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History)

Bosher, J. F.

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ISBN 10: 0521077648 / ISBN 13: 9780521077644
Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1970
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Hardcover in good condition. No jacket. Boards are lightly marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and lightly worn. Previous owner's details penned on FEP. Minor marks on page block and one or two pages. A few pages are still sealed on upper edges. Text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 440878

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The monarchy of Louis XVI suffered revolution and then destruction after failing to settle its financial difficulties. What precisely were those difficulties? In this book, Professor Bosher shows that the monarchy was financed by a chaotic system of private enterprise which proved increasingly unmanageable and wasteful. Hundreds of profit-seeking accountants - 'capitalists', in the language of the time - stood in the way of reform and even of clear accounting until governments of the French Revolution eventually nationalized the financial system and changed it 'from capitalism into a bureaucracy'. From his close study of the administrative changes Professor Bosher concludes that the National Assembly planned to guard the public finances by bureaucratic organization. 'With a vision of mechanical efficiency and articulation', he writes, 'systems of clock-like checks and balances such as eighteenth-century Frenchmen found everywhere, even in nature itself, the revolutionary planners hoped to prevent corruption, putting their faith in the virtues of organization to offset the vices of the individual men.'

Inhaltsangabe: The monarchy of Louis XVI suffered revolution and then destruction after failing to settle its financial difficulties. What precisely were those difficulties? In this book, Professor Bosher shows that the monarchy was financed by a chaotic system of private enterprise which proved increasingly unmanageable and wasteful.

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Titel: French Finances, 1770 - 1795: From Business ...

Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Erscheinungsdatum: 1970

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket

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