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Regional Identity and Economic Change : The Upper Rhine 1450-1600 - Tom Scott

Regional Identity and Economic Change

The Upper Rhine 1450-1600

By: Tom Scott

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Published: 1st September 1997
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The current debate about the best methods of European organization - central or regional - is influenced by an awareness of regional identity, which offers an alternative to the rigidities of organization by nation-state. Yet where does the sense of regionalism come from? What are the distinctive factors that transform a geographical area into a particular 'region'? Tom Scott addresses these questions in this study of one apparently 'natural' region - the Upper Rhine - between 1450 and 1600. This region has been divided between three countries and so historically marginalized, yet Dr Scott is able to trace the existence of a sense of historical regional identity cutting across national frontiers, founded on common economic interests. But that identity was always contingent and precarious, neither 'natural' nor immutable.

Tom Scott has written a learned, well-reasoned, and sophisticated piece of scholarship with a superbly detailed bibliography. This book offers much to someone interested in the Upper Rhine and in economic development in preindustrial Europe. * Sixteenth Century Journal *

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Note on Usagep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Regional Identity on the Upper Rhinep. 15
Regions and Frontiersp. 17
Territories and Boundariesp. 41
Economic Competition and Conflictp. 71
Central Places and Urban Networksp. 73
Village Markets and Informal Marketingp. 122
Economic Co-operation and Coexistencep. 173
The Rise and Decline of the Rappen Coinage Leaguep. 175
The Regional Provisioning of Meatp. 201
The Regional Provisionoing of Grainp. 244
The Region and its Economy in Declinep. 273
The Fracturing of a Regional Identityp. 275
The Faltering of a Regional Economyp. 287
Bibliographyp. 323
Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9780198206446
ISBN-10: 0198206445
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 1st September 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.63