Clermont de Lodeve 1633-1789: Fluctuations in the Prosperity of a Languedocian Cloth-making Town

Clermont de Lodeve 1633-1789: Fluctuations in the Prosperity of a Languedocian Cloth-making Town

by J. K. J. Thomson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521541093

ISBN-13: 9780521541091

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521541091
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/23/2003
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

List 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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