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Town and Country in Pre-Industrial Spain


  • Page extent: 352 pages
  • Size: 229 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.52 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521201322)

  • There was also a Hardback of this title but it is no longer available
  • Published March 2012

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$39.99 (C)

This 1990 study of a hilltop town on the Castilian Meseta analyses its socio-economic structures in the context of the urbanisation of rural Spain, and shows how the history of the town is paradigmatic of the social, economic and demographic changes in urban areas of the Mediterranean basin.


List of tables; List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Towns in historical perspective; 2. Growth and decadence of a Castilian hill town; 3. Demographic dynamics in an urban context; 4. Economic fluctuations and demographic behaviour in urban Spain; 5. Dearth, death and epidemics: towns in times of crisis; 6. Household and family in Cuenca: a question of perspective; 7. Mobility and migration in pre-industrial Cuenca; 8. A culture of mobility; Appendix; List of references; Index.

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