Between Crown and Commerce
Marseille and the Early Modern Mediterranean
Marseille’s wealthy merchants were strongly opposed to the influence of the French monarchy, which saw the port’s commerce with the Ottoman Empire as central to the enrichment of the state. In her analysis of the period from 1660 to the plague of 1720, Takeda shows how the Crown co-opted the city’s traditions of civic virtue to extend its own power.
Going to Market
Women, Trade and Social Relations in Early Modern English Towns, c.1550–1650
David Pennington argues that women were central to the commercial life of early modern English towns. His study attempts to reconstruct the kinds of work trading women did and their official, business and personal relationships. The History of Retailing and Consumption series.
The Cambridge History of Western Textiles
From Iron and Bronze Age spinning tools to the globalized, branded leisure wear of the late 20th century, this two-volume history brings together 32 essays by contributors ranging from archaeologists to historians of fashion to give a full account of the production and uses of textiles in the western world. The history of all the major textile industries, including wool, linen, silk, cotton and artificial fibres is explored; and the work also examines the far-reaching implications of textiles in the history of economies and societies. Slipcased.
The Cistercians in the Early Middle Ages
Published to mark the nonacentenary of the foundation of the Cistercian order at Citeaux in 1098, this volume portrays the growth and the cultural, spiritual and economic life of the 'white monks'. Williams's study is concerned with the first 250 years of Cistercian history, the so-called 'Golden Age' that was brought to an end by the Black Death. The book includes numerous maps and plans, a chapter on the Cistercian-affiliated nunneries and an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
Factory Production in Nineteenth-Century Britain
This anthology brings together writings that suggest the scope of responses – from wondrous celebration to apocalyptic horror – elicited by the advent and establishment of the factory system in 19th century Britain. Addressing complex questions about the possible effects of mass production on human life and labour, the collection includes important works by Adam Smith, Ruskin, Carlyle and Morris alongside extracts from lesser-known factory tourists' tales and inspectors' reports, a Luddite pamphlet and a cotton mill worker's autobiography.