State Corporatism and Proto-Industry: The Wurttemberg Black Forest, 1580-1797

State Corporatism and Proto-Industry: The Wurttemberg Black Forest, 1580-1797

by Sheilagh C. Ogilvie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521372097

ISBN-13: 9780521372091

Pub. Date: 07/03/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

State Corporatism and Proto-Industry focuses on the Wúrttemberg worsted industry, an example of a "proto-industry" that arose in many parts of Europe preceding factory industrialization. It has been argued that these proto-industries broke down traditional society but this book suggests otherwise. With the help of the state, corporate institutions such as

Overview

State Corporatism and Proto-Industry focuses on the Wúrttemberg worsted industry, an example of a "proto-industry" that arose in many parts of Europe preceding factory industrialization. It has been argued that these proto-industries broke down traditional society but this book suggests otherwise. With the help of the state, corporate institutions such as merchant companies and rural guilds, regulated every aspect of rural life and thus profoundly shaped early modern European economic, demographic and social development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521372091
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/03/1997
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series, #33
Pages:
539
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The proto-industrialization debate; 3. Social institutions in early modern Württemberg; 4. The Black Forest worsted industry; 5. The finances of the proto-industrial guild; 6. Labour supply and entry restrictions; 7. Production volume and output controls; 8. Population growth and the family; 9. Corporate groups and economic development; 10. Corporatism and conflict; 11. Proto-industry and social institutions in Europe; 12. Conclusion; Bibliography, Index.

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