A Revolution in Commerce: The Parisian Merchant Court and the Rise of Commercial Society in Eighteenth-Century France

Available
4.9/5.0
21,000+ Reviews
Bookshop.org has the highest-rated customer service of any bookstore in the world
Product Details
Price
$74.40
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
408
Dimensions
6.59 X 9.28 X 1.14 inches | 1.57 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300113976

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author
Amalia D. Kessler is associate professor of law and (by courtesy) history, Stanford University. She lives in Los Altos, CA.
Reviews

"A Revolution in Commerce is an erudite, original, and compelling treatment of one of the great problems of modern historiography: the relationship between capitalism and merchant practices, on the one hand, and late eighteenth-century political revolution, on the other."--John Fabian Witt, Columbia University

--John Fabian Witt

"A really good historian as well as a really good lawyer, Kessler offers an accomplished and imaginative interpretation of the origins of liberal legal-economic market culture in eighteenth-century Paris."--Robert W. Gordon, Yale University

--Robert W. Gordon
". . . the first book-length study of the Juridiction Consulaire de Paris in nearly a century, and by far the best. . . . It will appeal to . . . anyone who hopes to understand the commercial bourgeoisie of old regime France."--Thomas M. Luckett, Project Muse--Thomas M. Luckett "Project Muse"
"Clear and persuasive. . . . offers access to the way merchants, and [their] communities . . . rethought the moral dimension of their own social practice. . . . makes a significant contribution to scholarship on the cultural mediations of commercial society."--John Shovlin, Law and History Review--John Shovlin "Law and History Review"