By J. S. Bromley
The increase of serious Britain and Russia is the focal point of this actual quantity of the recent Cambridge glossy heritage.
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English population in the eighteenth century Evidence for Venice, Sicily, Munich, Augsburg, Zurich, Catalonia, central Sweden A relatively stationary situation: examples from England and France. . Factors determining population: family limitation, war, morbidity . . Morbidity and food shortages Crises in birth and death rates; French demographic geography . . Subsistence and mortality elsewhere: Piedmont, London, Finland . . Agricultural returns: an example from the Paris region The effect of low prices on producers xxxiii Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 874-5 875-6 877-8 878-9 879 879-80 880-1 881 881 881-2 882 882-3 883-4 884-5 885 885-7 887-8 888-9 889-90 890-1 891-2 2-2 CONTENTS Industry linked with agriculture page 892 Activity in urban crafts: output and changes in the quality of manufacture Danish Sound tolls compared with port dues of Amsterdam; East India sales Transformation of English foreign trade Underlying buoyancy of French external trade Depression of inland centres: boom and slump at Geneva Tight money and interest rates in France; rentes constitutes .
Nor does a single figure bestride it. The conventional description which fixes on the decline of France is at best a half-truth, and then only for the West. H. were aware of 'the long, and seemingly remote, history of the Ottoman Power in Europe' as a main determinant of a period which lacked ' the organic unity which belongs to our Napoleon volume'; and as soon as this 'question of life and death' had been settled at Carlowitz in 1699, 'a large division of the canvas is filled by the great Swedish or "Northern" War', 2 formally closed at Nystad in 1721, six years after the Roi Soleil had gone to his grave but more than three before Peter, the great tsar, was to follow him.
Colbertism had certainly been attacked at many points since Colbert died in 1683: for his successors, however, the growth of exports and the supply of specie were not of lesser importance— only more elusive. It is true that' the City' did not make its full impact on the foreign policy of William III, who had the tastes of a prince and had learnt to distrust the political foresight of commercial men in his long quarrel with pacific Amsterdam: even so, the diplomacy of his last years suggests clearer understanding that the co-operation of English Commons and Dutch States alike depended on a tenderness for trading interests.
The New Cambridge Modern History, Vol. 6: The Rise of Great Britain and Russia, 1688-1715 25 by J. S. Bromley