Jean Baptiste Colbert was the French minister of finance from 1661 to 1683. He worked, with only partial success, to improve the conditions for internal trade. He improved the public infrastructure, in part by the use of the hated corvee.
Colbert, Jean Baptiste
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Memorandum on Trade, 1664
From the Modern History Sourcebook
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