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State corporatism and proto-industry : the Württemberg Black Forest, 1580-1797 /
Sheilagh Ogilvie.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
description
xx, 513 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521372097 (hardback)
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
isbn
0521372097 (hardback)
catalogue key
1715369
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 476-498) and index.
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‘… [this is] a work of rigorous scholarship which locates the evidence from the Black Forest within a broader European framework. It is only on the basis of studies such as this that the institutional determinants of long-term growth in Continental Europe will be understood more clearly.’Labour History Review
"...solidly argued study" Dennis Frey, Jr., German Studies Review
"State Corporatism and Proto-Industry...greatly advances our understanding of the development of the European economy in the crucial seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. ...a powerful new perspective on the fascinatingly diverse emergence of pre-factory industrialization." Robert S. DuPlessis, Canadian Jrnl of History
'... [this is] a work of rigorous scholarship which locates the evidence from the Black Forest within a broader European framework. It is only on the basis of studies such as this that the institutional determinants of long-term growth in Continental Europe will be understood more clearly.'Labour History Review
'... [this is] a work of rigorous scholarship which locates the evidence from the Black Forest within a broader European framework. It is only on the basis of studies such as this that the institutional determinants of long-term growth in Continental Europe will be understood more clearly.' Labour History Review
"...provocative and, ultimately, convincing. State Corporatism and Proto-Industry should be required for all economic and social historians of early modern Europe." Thomas Max Safley, Journal of Modern History
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State Corporatism and Proto-Industry focuses on the Württemberg worsted industry, an example of a ‘proto-industry’ which arose in many parts of Europe preceding factory industrialization. This book looks at how traditional institutions (communities, rural guilds) profoundly shaped economic development.
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State Corporatism and Proto-Industry focuses on the W rttemberg worsted industry, an example of a 'proto-industry' which arose in many parts of Europe preceding factory industrialization. This book looks at how traditional institutions (communities, rural guilds) profoundly shaped economic development.
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State Corporatism and Proto-Industry focuses on the Württemberg worsted industry, an example of a 'proto-industry' which arose in many parts of Europe preceding factory industrialization. This book looks at how traditional institutions (communities, rural guilds) profoundly shaped economic development.
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State Corporatism and Proto-Industry focuses on the Württemberg worsted industry, an example of the 'proto-industry' which 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.
Main Description
State Corporatism and Proto-Industry focuses on an industrial countryside in south-west Germany, where a dense worsted industry dominated the rural economy from 1580 to 1800. This is an example of 'proto-industry', the dense, export-oriented rural manufacturing which arose throughout Europe before factory industrialization. But although the W8rttemberg worsted industry possessed all the features of a classic proto-industry, closer scrutiny throws doubt on basic assumptions about European proto-industrialization. In this book, Sheilagh Ogilvie shows that proto-industries did not break down traditional society. Instead, corporate institutions such as guilds, merchant companies, village communities and manorial systems retained enormous power. This was a result of 'state corporatism': the expanding early modern state granted privileges to favoured groups in return for fiscal and regulatory co-operation. As Ogilvie shows, these corporate privileges profoundly constrained both individual decisions and economic development.
Main Description
State Corporatism and Proto-Industry focuses on an industrial countryside in south-west Germany, where a dense worsted industry dominated the rural economy from 1580 to 1800. This is an example of 'proto-industry', the dense, export-oriented rural manufacturing which arose throughout Europe before factory industrialization. But although the W rttemberg worsted industry possessed all the features of a classic proto-industry, closer scrutiny throws doubt on basic assumptions about European proto-industrialization. In this book, Sheilagh Ogilvie shows that proto-industries did not break down traditional society. Instead, corporate institutions such as guilds, merchant companies, village communities and manorial systems retained enormous power. This was a result of 'state corporatism': the expanding early modern state granted privileges to favoured groups in return for fiscal and regulatory co-operation. As Ogilvie shows, these corporate privileges profoundly constrained both individual decisions and economic development.
Main Description
State Corporatism and Proto-Industry focuses on an industrial countryside in south-west Germany, where a dense worsted industry dominated the rural economy from 1580 to 1800. This is an example of 'proto-industry', the dense, export-oriented rural manufacturing which arose throughout Europe before factory industrialization. But although the Württemberg worsted industry possessed all the features of a classic proto-industry, closer scrutiny throws doubt on basic assumptions about European proto-industrialization. In this book, Sheilagh Ogilvie shows that proto-industries did not break down traditional society. Instead, corporate institutions such as guilds, merchant companies, village communities and manorial systems retained enormous power. This was a result of 'state corporatism': the expanding early modern state granted privileges to favoured groups in return for fiscal and regulatory co-operation. As Ogilvie shows, these corporate privileges profoundly constrained both individual decisions and economic development.
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State Corporatism and Proto-industry focuses on the Wurttemberg worsted industry, which became the most important single livelihood in many villages of the Wurttemberg Black Forest in the 1560s.
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State Corporatism and Proto-Industry focuses on the W8rttemberg worsted industry, an example of a 'proto-industry' which arose in many parts of Europe preceding factory industrialization. This book looks at how traditional institutions (communities, rural guilds) profoundly shaped economic development.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The proto-industrialization debate
Social institutions in early modern Wnrttemberg
The Black Forest worsted industry
The finances of the proto-industrial guild
Labour supply and entry restrictions
Production volume and output controls
Population growth and the family
Corporate groups and economic development
Corporatism and conflict
Proto-industry and social institutions in Europe
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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