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Title The birth of modern Europe : culture and economy, 1400-1800 : essays in honor of Jan de Vries / edited by Laura Cruz and Joel Mokyr
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 259 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Library of economic history, 1877-3206 ; v. 2
Library of economic history ; v. 2
Contents Introduction: Jan de Vries and his contributions / Joel Mokyr -- The birth of modern Europe : determining the margins of the work of Jan de Vries / Laura Cruz -- The tobacco nation : English tobacco dealers and pipe-makers in Rotterdam, 1620-1650 / Wim Klooster -- The market for architecture in Holland, 1500-1815 / Maarten Prak -- From shelf to maps : reconstructing bookselling networks in the seventeenth century Netherlands / Laura Cruz -- Hoare's Bank in the eighteenth century / Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth -- Modest households and globally traded textiles : evidence from Amsterdam household inventories / Anne E. McCants -- Britain's Asian century : porcelain and global history in the long eighteenth century / Maxine Berg -- Repeat migration between Europe and the United States, 1870-1914 / Drew Keeling -- The Industrious Revolution and labour force participation of rural women : evidence from mid-nineteenth-century France / George Grantham and Franque Grimard -- The Industrious Revolution in America / Gavin Wright
Summary "It seems undeniable that Jan de Vries has cast an indelible impression upon the field of early modern economic history. With his rejection of traditional models that left pre-industrial Europe with little to no role to play in modern development, de Vries work has laid claim to the rich significance of the early modern period as the birth of the contemporary West. Culminating in 'The Industrious Revolution: Consumer Behavior and the Household Economy 1650 to the Present' (2008), his work has changed the way scholars conceptualize and study this dynamic period, as the contributors in this volume attest. Utilizing the methods and concepts pioneered by de Vries, these authors display the depth and breadth of his influence, with applications ranging from trade to architecture, from the Netherlands to China, and from the 1400s to the present day."--EBL book details
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject De Vries, Jan, 1943 November 14-
City and town life -- Europe -- History.
City and town life -- Netherlands -- History.
Social change -- Europe -- History.
Europe -- Commerce.
Europe -- Economic conditions.
Europe -- History -- 1492-
Netherlands -- Commerce.
Netherlands -- Economic conditions.
Western countries -- Economic conditions.
Genre/Form Festschriften.
Form Electronic book
Author Cruz, Laura, 1969-
De Vries, Jan, 1943 November 14-
Mokyr, Joel.
LC no. 2010037129
ISBN 9004189351 (electronic bk.)
9789004189355 (electronic bk.)