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CHAP. II.
Of the Discouragement of Agriculture in the

ancient State of Europe after the Fall of
the Roman Empire - - -

81

CHAP. III.
Of the Rise and Progress of Cities and
· Towns, after the Fall of the Roman Em-,},.

pire - - - o - ,- 99

CHAP. IV.
How the Commerce of the Towns contributed to

the Improvement of the Country - 117

BOOK IV.
Of Systems of Political Economy.
INTRODUCTION ...

Page 138

US

'RODUCTION

CHAP. I.
Of the Principle of the commercial, or mer.'

cantile System - - - - 139

:: CHAP. II. ; . .
Of Restraints upon the Importation from foreign

Countries of such Goods as can be produced
at Home . . . . . 176

CHAP. III.
Of the extraordinary Restraints upon the Im-

portation of Goods of almost all Kinds, from
those Countries with which the Balance is fup-

posed to be disadvantageous Page 209
PART I. Of the Unreasonableness of those Restraints even

upon the Principles of the Commercial System. ibid.
Digression concerning Banks of Deposit, particularly concern-
ing that of Amsterdam

219

Part II. Of the Unreasonableness of those extraordinary
· Restrhints upon other Principles - - 235

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CHAP. V.
Of Bounties . - - -
Digression concerning the Corn Trade and Corn Laws

261
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CHAP. VII.
Of Colonies - - - - - 343
Part I. Of the Motives for establisþing new Colonies ibid.
Part II. Causes of the Prosperity of new Colonies 358
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PART

PART III. Of the Advantages which Europe has derived

from the Discovery of America, and from that of a Pasage
to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope - 400

CHAP. VIII.
Conclusion of the Mercantile System

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485

AN

INQUIRY

INTO THE

NATURE AND CAUSES

OF THE

WEALTH OF NATIONS.

VOL., II.

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