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European Proto-Industrialization

European Proto-Industrialization
An Introductory Handbook


Sheilagh C. Ogilvie, Markus Cerman, Jürgen Schlumbohm, Pierre Deyon, Pat Hudson, L. A. Clarkson, J. K. J. Thomson, Christiaan Vandenbroeke, Ulrich Pfister, Carlo Marco Belfanti, Milan My∫ka, Lars Magnusson
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  • Date Published: March 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521497602

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  • This collection of essays provides an introduction to 'proto-industrialization': the growth of export-oriented domestic industries which took place all over Europe between about 1500 and 1800. Often these industries expanded alongside agriculture, without advanced technology or centralised factories. Since the 1970s numerous theories have been proposed, arguing that proto-industrialization transformed demographic behaviour, social structure and traditional institutions, and was a major cause of capitalism and factory industrialisation. European Proto-Industrialization summarises the theories and criticisms, and includes chapters written by experts on different European countries. It provides an essential guide to an important, yet often confusing, field of economic and social history.

    • Clear and non-technical introduction to an important historical debate
    • Makes a wide range of research on Europe available in English for the first time
    • Encompasses the economic, social, demographic, institutional and political history of early modern Europe
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    'An excellent introduction to the enormous literature on proto-industrialization … this is a very useful collection of essays which will deservedly find a place on many undergraduate and graduate reading lists.' The English Historical Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521497602
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.415kg
    • contains: 11 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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    List of contributors
    1. The theories of proto-industrialization Sheilagh C. Ogilvie and Markus Cerman
    2. 'Proto-industrialization' as a research strategy and a historical period - a balance sheet Jürgen Schlumbohm
    3. Social institutions and proto-industrialization Sheilagh C. Ogilvie
    4. Proto-industrialization in France Pierre Deyon
    5. Proto-industrialization in England Pat Hudson
    6. Ireland 1841: pre-industrial or proto-industrial
    industrializing or de-industrializing? L. A. Clarkson
    7. Proto-industrialization in Spain J. K. J. Thomson
    8. Proto-industry in Flanders: a critical review Christiaan Vandenbroeke
    9. Proto-industrialization in Germany Sheilagh C. Ogilvie
    10. Proto-industrialization in Switzerland Ulrich Pfister
    11. The proto-industrial heritage: forms of rural proto-industry in northern Italy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Carlo Marco Belfanti
    12. Proto-industrial development in Austria Markus Cerman
    13. Proto-industrialization in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia Milan My∫ka
    14. Proto-industrialization in Sweden Lars Magnusson
    15. Proto-industrialization, economic development and social change in early modern Europe Sheilagh C. Ogilvie and Markus Cerman

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    Sheilagh Ogilvie, University of Cambridge

    Markus Cerman, Universität Wien, Austria


    Sheilagh C. Ogilvie, Markus Cerman, Jürgen Schlumbohm, Pierre Deyon, Pat Hudson, L. A. Clarkson, J. K. J. Thomson, Christiaan Vandenbroeke, Ulrich Pfister, Carlo Marco Belfanti, Milan My∫ka, Lars Magnusson

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