By J. K. J. Thomson
This can be a research of the advance of the early historical past of Barcelona's cotton undefined. It deals either a really expert business heritage and an interpretation of significant concerns in terms of the industrialization of Catalonia and of Europe as an entire. the most important concerns discussed--the explanations 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 hardly verified opposed to old adventure. The ebook hence represents an incredible contribution to the translation of early industrialization and gives a brand new perception into Spanish and Catalonian background.
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It does mean, however, that they neglected an important element in the Catalan growth experience during the eighteenth century, one which effectively represents the roots of that dependence of Catalonia on national markets, and that dependence of national markets on Catalonia, which, as noted, is the kernel of the 'Catalan question'. This study will join those to which reference has just been made in throwing light on these eighteenthcentury roots of nineteenth- and twentieth-century problems. My research did suggest, though, that Vilar's belief that the centre—periphery relationship was relatively harmonious during the eighteenth century was substantially correct.
Besos,j. MolinsH^L iBarcdona 1253 ZMed i terrane&n ZO Se 30 SO SO miles ~WOkirv Map i Catalonia's cloth industry, twelfth to fifteenth centuries Centres for which records exist of cloth-making: dates of earliest mentions attest to the Pyrenean source and southward movement of the industry 28 A distinctive industrialization cloth industry in Gerona (twelfth century), on the river Ter (1209), at Ripoll and Vic (1236), at Berga and Baga (1255 and 1258) and at Banyoles (1271). The earliest record of the cloth industry in Barcelona is for 1253.
However, in the process of resolving this, issues which are of relevance to these political questions will be raised. If the mere entering of archives was sufficient to alert me to the political dimension of the work in which I was involved, a growing awareness of the poverty of what these archives contained - and again the contrast with the riches of the Colbertian legacy from which I had benefited in my previous work could not have been greater - was to provide an insight into another, linked issue.
A Distinctive Industrialization: Cotton in Barcelona 1728-1832 by J. K. J. Thomson