Clermont de Lodeve 1633-1789: Fluctuations in the Prosperity of a Languedocian Cloth-making Townby J. K. J. Thomson
Pub. Date: 07/23/2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Clermont-de-Lodève, a Languedocian cloth-making town, experienced two major cycles in its development. In the seventeenth century unprecedented prosperity was followed by deep and prolonged depression, and in the eighteenth a rapid, if irregular, industrial expansion was interrupted by a major crisis and followed by a painful and protracted decline. The purpose of this book is to describe the economic and social manifestations of these cycles as precisely as the sources permit, focussing in particular on the varying characteristics of Clermont's elite.
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Table of ContentsList of illustrations; List of maps; List of tables; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Languedoc; 3. Clermont-de-Lodève; 4. Clermont during the seventeenth century; 5. Colbert, Languedoc, Saptes, Villenouvette; 6. Villenouvette succeeds; 7. Villenouvette and Clermont; 8. The first thirty years, 1695–1724; 9. The second thirty years, 1725–54; 10. A change in policy and its consequences, 1754–9; 11. The last thirty years, 1760–89, 'The Age of Iron': an explanation; 12. Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
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