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French Agriculture 1250-1550: Crisis And Continuity

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  • George Grantham

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Between 1300 and 1500 the French agricultural economy was subjected to massive demographic, political, fiscal and monetary shocks. Despite these shocks, the seigniorial system of property rights governing the ownership and use of land remained largely unchanged. This paper describes the shocks and analyes the responses to them.

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  • George Grantham, 2009. "French Agriculture 1250-1550: Crisis And Continuity," Departmental Working Papers 2009-04, McGill University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcl:mclwop:2009-04
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    • N13 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Europe: Pre-1913
    • N33 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Europe: Pre-1913
    • N54 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries - - - Europe: 1913-

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