A Distinctive Industrialization (Paperback)

Cotton in Barcelona 1728 1832

By J. K. J. Thomson, Thomson J. K. J.

Cambridge University Press, 9780521522625, 368pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2003

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Hardcover (6/25/1992)

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This is a study of the development of the early history of Barcelona's cotton industry. It offers both a specialized industrial history and an interpretation of major issues relating to the industrialization of Catalonia and of Europe as a whole. The major issues discussed--the causes of the increase during these years in industrial investment and the links between "proto-industrialization" and industrialization proper--have been discussed theoretically but rarely tested against historical experience. The book thus represents an important contribution to the interpretation of early industrialization and offers a new insight into Spanish and Catalonian history.