Show simple item record Ó Gráda, Cormac Chevet, Jean-Michel en 2008-07-22T16:32:08Z 2008-07-22T16:32:08Z Copyright 2002 The Economic History Association en 2002-09
dc.identifier.citation The Journal of Economic History en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0507
dc.description.abstract How—and how well—do food markets function in famine conditions? The controversy surrounding this question may benefit from historical perspective. Here we study two massive famines that struck France between 1693 and 1710, killing over two million people. In both cases the impact of harvest failure was exacerbated by wartime demands on the food supply; we ask whether the crises were exacerbated yet further by a failure of markets to function as they did in normal times. The evidence, we conclude, is most consistent with the view that markets in fact helped alleviate these crises, albeit modestly. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Economic History Association en
dc.relation.isversionof Ó Gráda, C. and Chevet, J. (1999) 'Famine and market in Ancien Régime France'. Presention at the European Science Foundation Workshop on Historical Market Integration, Venice International University, 16–19 December 1999 en
dc.subject.lcsh Famines--France en
dc.subject.lcsh Food supply--France en
dc.title Famine and market in Ancien Régime France en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorurl Cormac Ó Gráda (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Email:; Tel: +353 1 7168305 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0018 en
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dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 62 en
dc.identifier.issue 3 en
dc.identifier.startpage 706 en
dc.identifier.endpage 733 en
dc.neeo.contributor Chevet|Jean-Michel|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Ó Gráda|Cormac|aut|UCD0018
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