Iron-Making Societies: Early Industrial Development in Sweden and Russia, 1600-1900
The title of this book has a double meaning: on the one hand, it
deals with two very different societies both of which made iron in
the early modern period. On the other hand, iron "made"
these societies: the needs of iron production and the resistance to
these demands from local peasant communities gave the societies a
special kind of cohesion.
"[The results of the Russian-Swedish research team] are presented an exemplary fashion and rigorously edited ... Whoever is interested in the industrial development of European economy and society should read this book." * Vierteljahrschrift fur Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte "... very well written, clearly arranged and interesting and easy to read ... an important study." * Eva A-sterberg, Professor of History, University of Lund.
Maria A...gren, Department of History, Uppsala University
List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations PART I Chapter 1.Introduction: Swedish and Russian Iron-Making As Forms of Early Industry Maria A...gren Chapter 2. Iron-Making in Peasant Communities Maria Sjoberg with Anton Tomilov Chapter 3. The Social Organisation of Work at Mines, Furnaces and Forges Anders Floren and Goran Ryden with Ludmila Dashkevich, D.V. Gavrilov and Sergei Ustiantsev PART II: INTEGRATION OF THE AGRARIAN ENVIRONMENT IN IRON PRODUCTION Chapter 4. The Social Organisation of Peasant Work Maria A...gren with Nina Minenko and Igor Poberezhnikov Chapter 5. Charcoal: Production and Transport Maths Isacson with Igor Poberezhnikov Chapter 6. Households, Families and Iron-Making Goran Ryden with Svetlana Golikova PART III: THE INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND HOW IT CHANGED Chapter 7. Community and Property Maria A...gren with Vladimir Zhelezkin and Vladimir Shkerin Chapter 8. Knowledge: Its Transfer and Reproduction in Occupations Rolf Torstendahl with Ludmila Dashkevich and Sergei Ustiantsev Chapter 9. Iron-Making Societies: The Development of the Iron Industry in Sweden and Russia, 1600-1900 Anders Floren Glossary Notes on Contributors Bibliography Index