Reseña del libro: Land, proto-industry and population in Catalonia, c. 1680-1829. An alternative transition to capitalism? / Julie Marfany. Aldershot (Reino Unido), Ashgate, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-409-44465-7. Cuyo resumen es: This monograph makes a fresh contribution to a longstanding but far from exhausted debate concerning the transition to capitalism in Europe. The work investigates key aspects of this transformation: the changes on the land, the origins of the industrial revolution, the modern rise of population and the growth of markets. It does so from a new perspective, however, by focusing on an area of southern Europe, Catalonia. Catalonia's interest as an area for study lies in its precocity within a southern European context, as one of the few regions on the European periphery to industrialise in comparable ways and at the same time as areas of northern Europe.
agriculture; social conditions; history; industrialization; economics