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From Domestic Manufacture to Industrial Revolution : The Case of the Rhineland Textile Districts - Herbert Kisch

From Domestic Manufacture to Industrial Revolution

The Case of the Rhineland Textile Districts

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Published: 27th July 1989
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This book is an economic, historical, and sociological examination of rural textile industries in the Lower Rhineland beginning in the sixteenth century, culminating with the age of factory organization in the early 1800s. Drawing on archival sources not available to English language readers, the late Kisch analyzes the evolution of entrepreneurial innovations, the growth of a skilled labor force and changes in institutional mechanisms and patterns of social behavior that prepared this critical economic region for the innovation of factory production that came with the industrial revolution.

"It would be impossible to find a recent publication more deserving of purchase by university scholars and libraries than this sophisticated study of early German industrialization."--The Historian "Well worth reading for anyone interested in European and German economic history."--German Studies Review "A major contribution to our knowledge of European economic history. It is based on extensive research in German sources and in its German version has already become something of a classic. It should become standard reading for students doing graduate work in German history and economic history and should be required for the large and growing number of scholars now engaged in study and discussion of the process of industrialization."--David Landes, Harvard University "It would be impossible to find a recent publication more deserving of purchase by university scholars and libraries than this sophisticated study of early German industrialization."--The Historian "Well worth reading for anyone interested in European and German economic history."--German Studies Review "A major contribution to our knowledge of European economic history. It is based on extensive research in German sources and in its German version has already become something of a classic. It should become standard reading for students doing graduate work in German history and economic history and should be required for the large and growing number of scholars now engaged in study and discussion of the process of industrialization."--David Landes, Harvard University

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prologue Herbert Kisch, the Man and His Workp. 3
Introductory Commentsp. 13
Variations Upon an Eighteenth-Century Theme: Prussian Mercantilism and the Rise of the Krefeld Silk Industryp. 39
From Monopoly to Laissez-Faire: the Early Growth of the Wupper Valley Textile Tradesp. 95
Growth Deterrents of a Medieval Heritage: the Aachen Area Woolen Trades Before 1790p. 154
The Impact of the French Revolution on the Lower Rhine Textile Districts: Some Comments on Economic Development and Social Changep. 189
Concluding Reflectionsp. 214
Epiloguep. 219
Notesp. 231
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9780195051117
ISBN-10: 0195051114
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 27th July 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.2  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.71