Work and Wages: Natural Law, Politics and the Eighteenth-Century French Trades

Work and Wages: Natural Law, Politics and the Eighteenth-Century French Trades

by Michael Sonenscher

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ISBN-13: 9781107404144
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/19/2012
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 454
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations and units of measurement; Introduction; 1. The limits of money; 2. Images of artisans; 3. Journeymen and the law; 4. The world of the trades; 5. Patterns of employment: the economy of the trades and the economy of the bazaar; 6. Work, wages and customs; 7. The Parisian luxury trades and the workshop economy; 8. Conflict and the courts; 9. Journeymen's migrations and the mythology of the 'compagnonnages'; 10. Artisans, 'sans-culottes' and the politics of Republicanism; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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