An economic history of the silk industry, 1830-1930 / Giovanni Federico

Author(s): Federico, Giovanni, 1954-
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Subjects: Silk industry--History--19th century
Silk industry--History--20th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, Italian (translated from)
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
Series: Cambridge studies in modern economic history 5
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: xv, 259 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of illustrations
List of tables
Forward and acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
1. Introduction 1
2. The characteristics of the industry 7
3. The growth in the long run 30
4. Consumption of silkwares and demand for silk 43
5. The demand for silk: an analysis by country 61
6. The roots of growth: agricultural production 79
7. The industry: technical progress and structural change 104
8. Institutions and competitiveness: the markets 146
9. Institutions and competitiveness: the state 174
10. Conclusions 191
Statistical appendix 196
References 233
Index 256
Alternate Title(s): Filo d'oro, l'industria della seta dalla restaurazione alla grande crisi.
Notes: LCCN: 96043922
ISBN: 0521581982
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-255) and index
OCLC Number: 35627653
ISBN/ISSN: 0521581982