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  • Published 1966

Helvétius: A Study in Persecution by D. W. Smith (review)

  title={Helv{\'e}tius: A Study in Persecution by D. W. Smith (review)},
  author={Richard Herr},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  pages={187 - 188}
nobility was not just the result of the rule of weak monarchs, but also of other forces which were common to east central Europe as a whole. Notable among them was an increasing demand for agricultural products which caused the Bohemian, Polish, and other landlords to tighten the social and economic screw upon the peasants. As nearly as I could determine, the author does not consider these trends; yet, they are significant and at the same time of the kind which neither George nor any other… CONTINUE READING