The Imperfect Peasant Economy: The Loire Country, 1800 1914
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BeschreibungThis book shows how a rural household economy of small-holders in one of the least isolated areas of France, the Loire Country, managed to survive the challenges of the nineteenth century. Rather than taking the view that this system was an anachronism doomed to disappear, the author recognises its large adaptive capacity during times of stress. This leads to a critical assessment of the notions of 'industrialisation' and 'modernisation' that will interest economists, anthropologists and social scientists, as well as historians.
InhaltsverzeichnisList of figures and tables; Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Aims and scope; 2. The Loire Country: the land and its settlements; 3. 'The theory of peasant economy'; Part II. Space: 4. Relative space: town and country; 5. The connectors; 6. The rural economy in toto; Part II. Time: 7. Peasant family and peasant population; 8. Peasant properties; 9. Crisis and stability: the rural economy through time; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 368 Seiten