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Distinctive Industrialization Cotton in Barcelona 1728-1832

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ISBN-10: 0521522625

ISBN-13: 9780521522625

Edition: N/A

Authors: J. K. J. Thomson

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This is a study of the development of the early history of Barcelona's cotton industry. It offers both a specialized industrial history and an interpretation of major issues relating to the industrialization of Catalonia and of Europe as a whole. The major issues discussed--the causes of the increase during these years in industrial investment and the links between "proto-industrialization" and industrialization proper--have been discussed theoretically but rarely tested against historical experience. The book thus represents an important contribution to the interpretation of early industrialization and offers a new insight into Spanish and Catalonian history.
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Book details

List price: $43.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

List of maps
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations, languages, measures and monetary exchanges
Introduction
Catalan industry in the 'long term'
The establishment of calico-printing in Barcelona
Why did merchant capital move into the industry in the 1740s?
The development of the industry in the 1750s and 1760s: adaptation to the requirements of 'merchant capital'
The industry at its height, 1768-86, with investment in it as common as in drapers' shops
Spinning
The crisis of the f�brica: the industry from 1787 to 1832
The Bonaplata mill and Catalan industrialization
Bibliography
Index