By J. K. J. Thomson

ISBN-10: 0511523521

ISBN-13: 9780511523526

ISBN-10: 0521394821

ISBN-13: 9780521394826

ISBN-10: 0521522625

ISBN-13: 9780521522625

This can be a research of the advance of the early background of Barcelona's cotton undefined. It deals either a really good commercial background and an interpretation of significant matters on the subject of the industrialization of Catalonia and of Europe as an entire. the key matters discussed--the reasons of the rise in the course of those years in commercial funding and the hyperlinks among "proto-industrialization" and industrialization proper--have been mentioned theoretically yet not often validated opposed to old adventure. The publication therefore represents a huge contribution to the translation of early industrialization and gives a brand new perception into Spanish and Catalonian historical past.

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Barcelona, 1990), Introduction 17 should be used to describe the economic and social changes of this period, and the linked problem of attributing such, or another, term to a particular period, are closely related to those which arise in the discussions concerning the movement from ' commercial' to ' industrial capitalism' and about the links between 'proto-industrialization' and 'industrialization'. The detailed documentation of the experiences of Barcelona's cotton industry during this critical stage in Catalan history will, it is intended, contribute to the clarifying of this third issue as well as that of the other two.

To facilitate the use of what is a long book chapters have been divided into sub-sections, with headings — these are listed in the table of contents. CHAPTER 2 Catalan industry in the ' long term' If trade, contemporary texts often repeat, has survived in the Principality, it is thanks to the cloth business (Vilar, La Catalogue, i, p. 545) The achievement of one of the central purposes of this book - the assessment of the extent of the discontinuity caused by the growth of the cotton industry in Barcelona between the 1730s and 1830spresupposes a knowledge of the position of industry in the local economy before the eighteenth century.

M. Gual, 'Orfgines y expansion de la industria textil lanera en la edad media', in Produzione, commercio e consumo dei panni di lana. Atti della seconda settimana di studio (10-16 April 1970) (Florence, 1976), pp. 512-15. 30 A distinctive industrialization of Aragon informing him that in recent years 'large companies' had been established for the manufacture of 'woollen cloth', that weavers of both sexes had arrived from other countries, that buildings suitable for the industry had been set up, that cloth of a quality and a price to rival that which had previously been imported was being manufactured and that consequently not only would the kingdom of Aragon soon be freed from imports but the local industry would be in a position to supply the national market too.

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