Ambitions Tamed: Urban Expansion in Pre-revolutionary Lyon

Ambitions Tamed: Urban Expansion in Pre-revolutionary Lyon

by Pierre Claude Reynard


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773534926
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 04/24/2009
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Pierre Claude Reynard is associate professor of history, University of Western Ontario, and the author of Histoires de papier : La papeterie auvergnate et ses historiens.

Table of Contents

Tables ix

Chronological Landmarks xi

Key Institutions in Eighteenth-Century Lyon xv

Units of Measurement xix

Monetary Units and Prices xxi

Illustrations xxiii

Introduction Entrepreneurship in a Premodern Context 3

1 The Making of a Vocation 11

2 Decisive Years: The Saint-Clair Experience 30

3 Conceiving the Brotteaux and Securing a Monopoly 49

4 Opposition in Context 72

5 The Saint-Clair Bridge: A Well-managed Enterprise and Successful Monopoly 86

6 Resistance to Expansion 106

7 A Fine Balance 125

Epilogue and Conclusions 147


1 Jean-Antoine Morand's Accounts, 1748-1793 (Business and Personal) 169

2 Ownership of the Saint-Clair Bridge (Number of Shares Held, 1786-1793) 173

3 Brotteaux Lands Sold by Morand (with Comparisons) 175

4 The Cost of Real Estate in or near Lyon 178

Notes 181

Bibliography 237

Index 257

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