FranÃ§ois Crouzet's work concentrates on the period of the second Hundred Years War between Britain and France (1689-1815). In the present volume, several chapters examine some of the economic aspects of this protracted struggle, from the role of Huguenot refugees in financing war against Louis XIV, to the impact of the Napoleonic wars in Britain and the blockade which Britain imposed on France. International trade is also a major theme, with studies on the rise of Bordeaux in the 18th century, Anglo-Brazilian trade, and of ventures in Europe by Boston merchants at the peak of the French Revolution. The final articles deal with the period after 1815, comparing business dynasties in Britain and France, and surveying the debate on the 'slowness' of French economic growth during the 19th century.
Table of Contents
Contents: The Huguenots and the English Financial Revolution; Bordeaux: an 18th-century Wirtschaftswunder?; Angleterre-Brésil, 1697-1850: un siècle et demi d'échanges commerciaux; Les conséquences économiques de la Révolution franÃ§aise: réflexions sur un débat; The impact of the French Wars on the British economy; Guerres et salaires: le cas de l'Angleterre, 1793-1815; Opportunity and risk in Atlantic trade during the French Revolution; A banker's view of America: letters of Alexander Baring, 1795-1801; Groupes de pression et politique de blocus: remarques sur les origines des Ordres en Conseil de novembre 1807; Blocus mercantile et blocus offensif: l'Ordre en Conseil du 26 avril 1809; Les dynasties d'entrepreneurs en France et en Grande-Bretagne; French economic growth in the 19th century reconsidered; Index.
'...a series of important studies, usefully combined....' Jeremy Black, Francia, Vol. 25, No. 2