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European Proto-Industrialization by Sheilagh Ogilvie
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521497602
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sheilagh Ogilvie
Institutions and European Trade, Paperback (March 2011)
A magisterial new history of commercial institutions developed through the study of merchant guilds.
Germany, Hardback (August 2003)
Attempts to understand the social and economic change in Germany from the Middle Ages onwards. This third volume focuses on Germany's late but explosive economic transformation after 1800, the cycles of war, defeat, and dictatorship from 1914 to 1950, and the 'German miracle' after 1950.
Bitter Living, Hardback (June 2003)
What role did women play in the pre-industrial European economy? Sheilagh Ogilvie tackles this question by examining women's contribution to a particular pre-industrial economy - the German state of Wurttemberg.
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An introduction to 'proto-industrialization', summarizing the debates and examining various countries.
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