The rise and decline of Holland's economy : merchant capitalism and the labour market / J.L. van Zanden

Author(s): Zanden, J. L. van
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Subjects: Labor market--Netherlands--History
Netherlands--Economic conditions
Netherlands--Commerce--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, Summary is in Dutch
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, c1993
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: xii, 186 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of tables
List of figures and map
Foreword
I. An economic theory of merchant capitalism
1. Merchant capitalism 1
2. Marx's analysis of industrial capitalism 5
3. The interpretation of merchant capitalism 6
4. From merchant capitalism to industrial capitalism 11
II. The rise of Holland in the late Middle Ages and early modern period
2. Three demographic theories 21
3. Holland's demographic development 23
4. The rise of Holland, 1350-1580 29
5. Holland's golden age 35
III. Immigration and the labour market in Amsterdam in the seventeenth century / J. L. Van Zanden, A. Knotter
2. Immigrants and their occupations 46
3. Formal and informal preferences 50
4. Regional specialization: the structure 52
5. Regional specialization: the process 54
IV. Forced labour in the periphery: The V.O.C. in the Moluccas
2. Cloves: the Middle Moluccas 71
3. Nutmeg and mace: the Banda Islands 75
4. The monopoly in cloves, nutmeg, and mace 79
V. The slave trade, slavery, and the plantation economy in Suriname
2. The Republic's slave trade 89
3. The plantation economy in Suriname 90
4. The decline of the plantation economy: the debate 93
5. The decline of the plantation economy and the abolition of the slave trade 96
VI. An economic interpretation of proto-industry
2. The model 104
3. Case study: Twente in the period 1830-1850 109
4. The geographical distribution of proto-industry in the Netherlands 115
5. The dynamics: the separation between industry and subsistence agriculture 119
VII. Wages and the cost of living, 1600-1850
2. The nominal wages 127
3. Bread prices according to the assize 130
4. The real wage 134
5. A further analysis of the cost of living in Holland 136
VIII. The economic structure of merchant capitalism and the development of the Dutch economy between 1825 and 1855
2. The revival of merchant capitalism 142
3. The transition to industrial capitalism 148
4. Case Study: sugar refining 151
IX. Seasonal migrant labour and the development of Holland's labour market system
2. The origin of seasonal migrant labour 157
3. The growth of seasonal migrant labour after 1670 160
4. The function of seasonal labour in 'pull' and 'push' regions 163
5. The disappearance of seasonal migrant labour after 1850 167
Epilogue 171
Bibliography 173
Index 183
Notes: LCCN: 93002708
ISBN: 0719038065
Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-182) and index
OCLC Number: 27338842
ISBN/ISSN: 0719038065