Herbert Kisch. From Domestic Manufacture to Industrial Revolution.

Herbert Kisch. From Domestic Manufacture to Industrial Revolution. The Case of the Rhineland Textile Districts.

Nueva York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

350 páginas.


Prologue: Herbert Kisch, the Man and His Work / Richard Tilly

1 – Introductory Comments

Why Study Rhenish Economic History?

The Textile Trades: An Engine of Protoindustrialization

Methodological Excuses

2 – Variations upon an Eighteenth-Century Theme: Prussian Mercantilism and the Rise of the Krefeld Silk Industry

Enlightenment Limited: The Plan That Failed

From Persecution to Profit

Tight Little Families

Ambience for Success

Apologia Borussica

3 – From Monopoly to Laissez-Faire: The Early Growth of the Wupper Valley Textile Trades

A “Frontier” in Medieval Days

Rural Industrialization: The Toddler Stage

Primitive Accumulation Succeeds

Early Eighteenth-Century Progress

Halcyon Days of l’Ancien Régime

Social Consequences

4 – Growth Deterrents of a Medieval Heritage: The Aachen Area Woolen Trades Before 1790

The Rise and Decline of Guild Industry

Religious Strife: Symptom of Corporate Stagnation

Rural Dynamic: The Expansion of Domestic Manufacture

Capitalism Comes to Town

5 – The Impact of the French Revolution on the Lower Rhine Textile Districts

The Setting War, Occupation, and Inflation

The Profits of Collaboration

The End of an Era


6 – Concluding Reflections

Epilogue / Richard Tilly