Synopses & Reviews
This is a survey of the economic history of France and Germany in the century between the Napoleonic Wars and World War I: a crucial period for the development of Europe. The book begins with separate studies depicting the agricultural, industrial and urban life of the two countries before the industrial revolution; it goes on to consider the development of communications before and after the railway era, the coming of modern industry, the rise of trade unionism and social legislation, and the growth and influence of banking and credit systems.
Table of Contents
1. Rural Life and Agriculture in France before the Railway Age; 2. German Rural Conditions before the Railway Age; 3. Industrial Conditions in France 1815-1848; 4. Industrial Conditions in Germany 1815-1848; 5. Communications and Commerce in Western Europe before the Railway Age; 6. Money Banking and Investment 1815-1848; 7. The Making of the First Railway and Telegraph Network, 1830-1869; 8. Rural France, 1848-1914; 9. Rural Germany, 1848-1914; 10. Industry Industrial Policy and Labour in France, 1848-1914; 11. industry Industrial Policy and Labour in Germany, 1848-1914; 12. Communications commerce and Commercial Organisation in the Railway Age; 13. Money Banking and Investment; Epilogue.