Brandenburg, David J. “Agriculture in
the ‘Encyclopédie’: An Essay in French Intellectual History.”
Agricultural History, vol. 24, no. 2, Agricultural History Society, 1950, pp. 96–108. JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/3741058.
In a captivating article, Brandenburg compares the drastic changes in agriculture that took place in England in the 18th century with those in France, positing that France did not in fact have an agricultural revolution, let alone one on scale with England. Using the Encyclopédie as a major source to determine French opinions and practices in agriculture, Brandenburg, who read around one hundred Encyclopédie articles, discusses the recent history of agriculture and whether or not the farming methods and equipment depicted in the text of Diderot and d’Alembert were vastly different from those in the past. Eventually, he comes to the conclusion that the practices found in the Encyclopédie did not demonstrate any radical change in agricultural thought, citing the still-conservative methods used in France as depicted in the Encyclopédie.
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Main Classification: Agriculture
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