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    DescriptionResearch on historical processes such as commercialisation traditionally concentrated on the motors of change and measurement of their impact, and considered the labouring classes as the passive objects of such changes. Developments in the social sciences in recent years have stimulated a new reading of the historical sources in terms of the social relations and strategies of families in interpreting and adapting to their own use institutional settings and economic resources. The essays presented in this 1991 book explore the relationship between the historical experiences of social relations and the demands and opportunities offered by the economy in early modern Europe through a focus on the strategies of labouring families. Critical discussion of the historian's use of sources characterises the essays, which provide case-studies of social groups in north-central Italy and the French Alps. They relate to three specific themes: the exploitation of non-agricultural resources in the countryside, urban guilds and charitable provision.

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    Domestic Strategies
    Work and Family in France and Italy, 1600-1800
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Stuart Woolf
    Physical properties
    Format: Online resource
    ISBN 13: 9780511523564
    ISBN 10: 0511523564

    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JD
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: JHBL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, SOC002010
    DC21: 306.360944
    LC classification: HD4904.25 .D66 1990
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, JHBL
    Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
    Imprint name
    Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
    Publication date
    06 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "[T]hose interested in families' strategies towards work and social institutions--whether guilds, charitable organizations, or municipal authorities--will find much good material in this volume." Judy Coffin, Journal of Economic History
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction Stuart Woolf; 2. Social relations and control of resources in an area of transit: eastern Liguria, sixteenth to seventeenth centuries Osvaldo Raggio; 3. Family cycles, peddling and society in upper Alpine valleys in the eighteenth century Laurence Fontaine; 4. Local market rules and practices. Three guilds in the same line of production in early modern Bologna Carlo Poni; 5. Group strategies and trade strategies: the Turin tailors' guild in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries Simona Cerutti; 6. Conceptions of poverty and poor-relief in Turin in the second half of the eighteenth century Sandra Cavallo; Index.