The Political Economy of Virtue: Luxury, Patriotism, and the Origins of the French Revolution by John Shovlin
English | 2006 | ISBN: 0801474183 , 0801444799 | ISBN-13: 9780801474187 , 9780801444791 | 265 pages | PDF | 13,9 MB
Political economy, John Shovlin asserts, can illuminate the social and economic contexts out of which a revolutionary impulse developed in France. Beyond the role of political economy in political life, massive public engagement with problems of economic order mediated an enduring cultural transformation. Economic activity was reimagined as a patriotic pursuit, and economic agents—farmers, merchants, and manufacturers—came to be viewed as potential citizens.