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    Domestic Strategies: Work and Family in France and Italy, 1600-1800 (Studies in Modern Capitalism) (Paperback) Edited by Stuart Woolf, Series edited by Maurice Aymard, Series edited by Jacques Revel, Series edited by Immanuel Wallerstein

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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, Series edited by Maurice Aymard, Series edited by Jacques Revel, Series edited by Immanuel Wallerstein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 220
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 330 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521892339
    ISBN 10: 0521892333

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    LC classification: HD4904.25 .D66 1990
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    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
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    Publication date
    04 December 2003
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    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.