A Distinctive Industrialization: Cotton in Barcelona by J. K. J. Thomson

By J. K. J. Thomson

It is a examine of the advance of the early background of Barcelona's cotton undefined. It deals either a really good commercial historical past and an interpretation of significant concerns in terms of the industrialization of Catalonia and of Europe as a complete. the foremost matters discussed--the motives of the rise in the course of those years in business funding and the hyperlinks among "proto-industrialization" and industrialization proper--have been mentioned theoretically yet not often verified opposed to historic event. The e-book therefore represents a major contribution to the translation of early industrialization and gives a brand new perception into Spanish and Catalonian background.

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17 above). Published in Crouzet, Medick and Schlumbohm, U Industrialisation en Europe, p. 433. 32 These two types of approaches to categorizing, and dating, Catalonia's industrialization have each had their supporters. Vilar's position has been vulnerable because, as noted, thorough though it is on demographic, agricultural and commercial change it does not include material on industry. The most important contribution to filling this gap has been an article by Ramon Grau and Marina Lopez in which a large number of eighteenth-century notarial contracts recording the terms of companies founded within the cotton industry were used to support Vilar's emphasis on the 'manufacturing era'.

Chapter 4, as noted in the first section of this introduction, consists in a description and explanation of the first rapid expansion of the industry during the 1740s consequent upon a significant investment in it of 'commercial capital'. In chapter 5, the consolidation of this progress is described and a full description of what had become a well-established industry by the 1760s is provided. Chapter 6 covers the decades of the 1770s and 1780s when the industry reached its maximal size, benefiting from a second major investment of commercial capital, and expanding its production for the American market.

Introduction 11 involved a redistribution and concentration of industry and Camps's study illustrates this. 23 Both studies therefore demonstrate a pro to-industrial/ industrialization link. 24 The eighteenth century provided an opportunity for industrial growth, he shows, because of rising population (and hence demand) and the policy of encouragement to industry followed by the Bourbon monarchy (though he emphasizes the limitations imposed to the independence of Spanish tariff policy by the Treaty of Utrecht).

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