Work and Family in France and Italy, 1600-1800
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Domestic Strategies by Stuart Woolf
Book DescriptionResearch on historical processes such as commercialisation traditionally concentrated on the motors of change and measurement of their impact, and considered the labouring classes as the passive objects of such changes. Developments in the social sciences in recent years have stimulated a new reading of the historical sources in terms of the social relations and strategies of families in interpreting and adapting to their own use institutional settings and economic resources. The essays presented in this 1991 book explore the relationship between the historical experiences of social relations and the demands and opportunities offered by the economy in early modern Europe through a focus on the strategies of labouring families. Critical discussion of the historian's use of sources characterises the essays, which provide case-studies of social groups in north-central Italy and the French Alps. They relate to three specific themes: the exploitation of non-agricultural resources in the countryside, urban guilds and charitable provision.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521892339
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stuart Woolf
Nationalism in Europe, Paperback (December 1995)
'A major addition to the curent literature on the challenging topic of how national identities are moulded.' - Michela Biddiss, Department of History University of Reading
Domestic Strategies, Hardback (February 1991)» View all books by Stuart Woolf
This 1991 book offers an important perspective on the working lives of European families during the early modern period and beyond.
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