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'Report on the Agrarian Law' (1795) and Other Writings


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The first modern English translation of perhaps the greatest work of the Spanish Enlightenment – Gaspar Melchor sobre Jovellanos’s 1795 'Informe sobre la Ley Agraria' (Report on the Agrarian Law).

"Report on the Agrarian Law" (1795) and Other Writings' is the first modern English translation of perhaps the greatest work of the Spanish Enlightenment, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos’s 'Informe sobre la Ley Agraria' (1795). A major work of political economy and a beautifully crafted philosophical history of Spain’s political development until the eighteenth century, 'Informe sobre la Ley Agraria' is a classic work of the Spanish Enlightenment. Displaying the richness of Spanish Enlightenment writing on political economy emerging from a fecund conjugation of foreign writers (Smith, Ferguson, Condillac, Mirabeau, Genovesi) with Spanish writers (Ulloa, Olavide, Uztáriz, Campomanes), this masterpiece explores the lessons learned from the shortcomings of the Spanish Crown's economic policies in the eighteenth century.

Preliminaries; Introduction; Report on the Agrarian Law (1795); On the need to combine the study of history and antiquities with the study of law (1780); Eulogy in Praise of Charles III (1788); Inaugural Address to the Royal Asturian Institute (1794); On the Need to Combine the Study of Literature with the Study of the Sciences (1797); Index.



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