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The birth of modern Europe [electronic resource] : culture and economy, 1400-1800 : essays in honor of Jan de Vries /
edited by Laura Cruz and Joel Mokyr.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
description
xvi, 259 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004189343 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9789004189348 (hbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
isbn
9004189343 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9789004189348 (hbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction: Jan de Vries and his contributions / Joel Mokyr -- The birth of modern Europe : determining the margins of the work of Jan de Vries / Laura Cruz -- The tobacco nation : English tobacco dealers and pipe-makers in Rotterdam, 1620-1650 / Wim Klooster -- The market for architecture in Holland, 1500-1815 / Maarten Prak -- From shelf to maps : reconstructing bookselling networks in the seventeenth century Netherlands / Laura Cruz -- Hoare's Bank in the eighteenth century / Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth -- Modest households and globally traded textiles : evidence from Amsterdam household inventories / Anne E. McCants -- Britain's Asian century : porcelain and global history in the long eighteenth century / Maxine Berg -- Repeat migration between Europe and the United States, 1870-1914 / Drew Keeling -- The Industrious Revolution and labour force participation of rural women : evidence from mid-nineteenth-century France / George Grantham and Franque Grimard -- The Industrious Revolution in America / Gavin Wright.
catalogue key
11663703
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"These are worthy pieces in a worthy cause." Paul M. Hohenberg, emeritus Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Description for Reader
All those interested in the economic history, early modern Europe, the history of consumption and material culture, and Netherlandic history, as well as economists, art/architecture historians, and sociologists.
Long Description
It seems undeniable that Jan de Vries has cast an indelible impression upon the field of early modern economic history. With his rejection of traditional models that left pre-industrial Europe with little to no role to play in modern development, de Vries' work has laid claim to the rich significance of the early modern period as the birth of the contemporary West. Culminating in The Industrious Revolution: Consumer Behavior and the Household Economy 1650 to the Present (2008), his work has changed the way scholars conceptualize and study this dynamic period, as the contributors in this volume attest. Utilizing the methods and concepts pioneered by de Vries, these authors display the depth and breadth of his influence, with applications ranging from trade to architecture, from the Netherlands to China, and from the 1400s to the present day.
Main Description
It seems undeniable that Jan de Vries has cast an indelible impression upon the field of early modern economic history. With his rejection of traditional models that left pre-industrial Europe with little to no role to play in modern development, de Vries work has laid claim to the rich significance of the early modern period as the birth of the contemporary West. Culminating in The Industrious Revolution: Consumer Behavior and the Household Economy 1650 to the Present (2008), his work has changed the way scholars conceptualize and study this dynamic period, as the contributors in this volume attest. Utilizing the methods and concepts pioneered by de Vries, these authors display the depth and breadth of his influence, with applications ranging from trade to architecture, from the Netherlands to China, and from the 1400s to the present day.

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