Terror and Terroir: The Winegrowers of the Languedoc and Modern France

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Manchester University Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.81 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author
Andrew W. M. Smith is Senior Lecturer in Contemporary History and Politics at the University of Chichester

'This volume provides a highly original and welcome contribution to the burgeoning literature devoted to the concept of terroir across the disciplines, spanning history, geography and anthropology [...] It will become a must read in the literature on terroir.'
Marion Demossier, University of Southampton, H-France Review, Volume 18 (2018), No. 74

'Smith is particularly good at his economic analysis, enriched as it is by his strong knowledge of wine and winemaking (he is also the author of The Wine Pocket Bible). His narrative of wine syndicalism occasionally becomes very crowded with names and acronyms, but he effectively uses CRAV to show the complicated interplay of regional identities, national politics and European integration on French winemaking in the second half of the twentieth century.'
Andrew S. Tomkins, French History

'Smith's prose is clear; he gives enough context to make the debates accessible even to a non-specialist in French history or the history of wine production... His punctilious use of sources from regional and national archives, local newspapers, and even oral histories reveals that the CRAV's struggle was not revolutionary or anti-statist... The true value of Smith's narrative is perhaps the articulation of a powerful counter-argument to the mythology of terroir.'
Zachary Nowak, The Journal of Wine Economics