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Reinventing the economic history of industrialisation

Author: Kristine Bruland; Anne Gerritsen; Pat Hudson; Giorgio Riello
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Industrial Revolution is central to the teaching of economic history. It has also been key to historical research on the commercial expansion of Western Europe, the rise of factories, coal and iron production, the proletarianization of labour, and the birth and worldwide spread of industrial capitalism. However, perspectives on the Industrial Revolution have changed significantly in recent years. The book's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reinventing the economic history of industrialisation.
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristine Bruland; Anne Gerritsen; Pat Hudson; Giorgio Riello
ISBN: 9780228000907 9780228000914 0228000904 0228000912
OCLC Number: 1126215207
Description: xi, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Could artisans have caused the Industrial Revolution? / Morgan Kelly, Joel Mokyr, and Cormac Ó Gráda --
'What is technology?' An enquiry into the science of the arts at the dawn of industrialisation / Liliane Hilaire-Pérez --
Silence and secrecy in Britain's eighteenth-century ceramics industry / Kate Smith --
Is small beautiful? Workshop organisation, technology, and production in South India, 1700-1960 / David Washbrook --
An outlook 'wrapped up in flannel' : the wool textile industry in Wales in the early twentieth century / Pat Hudson --
Rethinking protoindustry : human capital and the rise of modern industry / Jan de Vries --
Machinery, labour absorption, and small producer capitalism in the comparative history of industrialisation / Osamu Saito --
The mechanisation of English cotton textile production and the Industrial Revolution / Patrick Karl O'Brien --
An automatic technology in British industrialisation / Kristine Bruland and Keith Smith --
Leo Africanus presents Africa to Europeans / Natalie Zemon Davis --
Trade cards and the art of selling manufacture, c. 1680-1800 / Helen Clifford --
Old and new luxuries in town and country in the eighteenth-century Habsburg Netherlands / Johan Poukens and Herman Van der Wee --
Threads of empire : indigenous wares and material ecologies in the 'Anglo-World,' c. 1780-1920 / Beverly Lemire --
Who knew how? Visual representations of the ceramics production process on porcelain vessels / Anne Gerritsen --
Factories before the factory : the English East India Company's textile procurement in India and British industrialisation, 1650-1750 / Giorgio Riello --
Botany as useful knowledge : French global plant collecting at the end of the Old Regime / Sarah Easterby-Smith --
Frictions of empire : colonial Bombay's probate and property networks in the 1780s / Margot Finn.
Responsibility: edited by Kristine Bruland, Anne Gerritsen, Pat Hudson, and Giorgio Riello.


A new approach to economic history that focuses on four aspects: manufacture, technology, luxury, and global trade.  Read more...


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"This state-of-the-art collection offers a fine overview of new debates about the Industrial Revolution. Its attention to global flows of goods and knowledge, the transformative power of consumption, Read more...

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