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Author Name    Gregor Dallas

Title   The Imperfect Peasant Economy: The Loire Country, 1800-1914

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   As New

Edition   First Edition

Size   16 Cms x 24 Cms

Publisher   Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press 1982

ISBN    0521240603 / 9780521240604

Seller ID   003346

This book shows how a rural household economy of small-holders in one of the least isolated areas of France, the Loire Country, managed to survive the challenges of the nineteenth century. Rather than taking the view that this system was an anachronism doomed to disappear, the author recognises its large adaptive capacity during times of stress. This leads to a critical assessment of the notions of ‘industrialisation’ and ‘modernisation’ that will interest economists, anthropologists and social scientists, as well as historians. Contents List of figures and tables; Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Aims and scope; 2. The Loire Country: the land and its settlements; 3. ‘The theory of peasant economy’; Part II. Space: 4. Relative space: town and country; 5. The connectors; 6. The rural economy in toto; Part II. Time: 7. Peasant family and peasant population; 8. Peasant properties; 9. Crisis and stability: the rural economy through time; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Printed Pages: 366. Excellent condition.

Peasant Economy

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