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By John R. Harris

ISBN-10: 0754603679

ISBN-13: 9780754603672

ISBN-10: 1138418323

ISBN-13: 9781138418325

Britain and France have been the top commercial international locations in 18th-century Europe. This e-book examines the contention which existed among the 2 international locations and the equipment utilized by France to acquire the expert manpower and know-how which had given Britain the sting - relatively within the new coal-based applied sciences. regardless of the British Act of 1719 which outlawed commercial espionage and expertise move, France endured to convey key commercial employees from Britain and to obtain British equipment and creation equipment. Drawing on a mass of unpublished archival fabric, this ebook investigates the character and alertness of British legislation and the involvement of a few significant British industrialists in those matters, and discusses the level to which French espionage had any genuine good fortune. within the method it offers an in-depth realizing of 18th-century economies, and the cultures and bureaucracies that have been so vital in shaping financial existence. particularly, the past due John Harris observed the heritage of commercial espionage as ’one technique of restoring the strategies and actions of humans to the centre level of business history’. those are the tales of people - Holkers, Trudaines, Wilkinsons, or Milnes - and their effect at the world.

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