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From Old Regime to Industrial State: A History of German Industrialization from the Eighteenth Century to World War I

Richard H. Tilly and Michael Kopsidis


The book offers a concise narrative account of Germany´s rise to one of the World´s leading industrial nations by the eve of World War One. Drawing on a large volume of recent research it traces the roots back to the eighteenth century, emphasizing the extent to which institutional change could gradually reshape the Old Regime, stimulating the beginnings of its agricultural revolution, the transformation of the guilds and thus, the growing importance of export-oriented rural industries, but also identifying the regional concentrations they reflected. The book´s discussion of nineteenth-century ... More

Keywords: old regime, agricultural revolution, guilds, protoindustrialization, zollverein, railroads, human capital, demographic transition, modern economic growth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226725437
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226725574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard H. Tilly, author
University of Münster

Michael Kopsidis, author
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies

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