A Distinctive Industrialization: Cotton in Barcelona by J. K. J. Thomson

By J. K. J. Thomson

This can be a learn of the advance of the early heritage of Barcelona's cotton undefined. It bargains either a really expert business heritage and an interpretation of significant concerns with regards to the industrialization of Catalonia and of Europe as a complete. the main matters discussed--the factors of the rise in the course of those years in commercial funding and the hyperlinks among "proto-industrialization" and industrialization proper--have been mentioned theoretically yet hardly confirmed opposed to old adventure. The booklet hence represents a tremendous contribution to the translation of early industrialization and provides a brand new perception into Spanish and Catalonian background.

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Claude Carrere describes the industry as characterized by 'an anarchic production, only satisfying a part of local needs, and, through lack of quality, in no way competitive on the international market'. A sign of this relative inferiority is that if evidence of local cloth production is sparse that of imported cloth is abundant. The sources of the imports to Barcelona included England, Arras, Bruges, Paris, Valenciennes, Chalons, Provins, St Omer, Montolieu (close to Carcassonne), Beziers and Narbonne.

Enriqueta Camps's recent thesis on labour migration in Catalonia during the industrialization period contributes to clarifying the issue and makes it possible to locate the apparently contradictory experiences described by Munoz and Muset within the general process of textile industrialization in Catalonia. Her study demonstrates that during the industrialization period textiles were characterized by high rates of labour mobility as a consequence of technological change and those resultant geographical shifts in industrial location to which reference was made in the first paragraphs of this introduction.

On the centrality of Paris to the technology-introducing stage of French industrialization, see L. Bergeron, Banquiers, ne'gociants et manufacturiers parisiens. , Paris, 1975), 11, p. 854: ' the remodelling of the French economic space in the nineteenth century was to be ordered, above all other considerations, by the Parisian concentration of capital and entrepreneurs'. Introduction 15 The roots of the difficulty lie in different interpretations of what the central characteristics of the changes which occurred were.

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