Urban Decline in Early Modern Germany: Schwäbisch Hall and Its Region, 1650-1750, Volume 62

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1997 - History - 317 pages
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During the Middle Ages, southwest Germany was one of the most prosperous areas of central Europe, but the Thirty Years' War brought devastating social and economic dislocation to the region. Focusing on the town of Schw bisch Hall, Terence McIntosh explor
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The City Its Salt and Its Wealth Tax The Historical Setting
11
The Beet lists
21
The Data Sets
33
The Structure of the Urban Economy
37
Decline and Growth
38
Collapse and Recovery
42
The Distribution of Wealth
49
First Marriages
136
Remarriages
148
Migration
159
Servants lourneymen and the Problem of Temporary Migration
160
Permanent Migration
165
Conclusion
187
The Conversion of Nominal into Real Currency Values
193
The Construction of the Household Tax Histories
196

The Occupational Structure and Sectoral Redistribution of labor
57
The Redistribution of Wealth among Occupational Groups
67
The Redistribution of Wealth within Occupational Groups
73
The Ruralization of Craft Production
79
The PurtingOut System in Urban Craft Production
80
TownCountry Relations and Urban Craft Production
83
Wealth Mobility
105
Constructing a Scale for the Measurement of Wealth Mobility
106
The Evidence from Transition Matrixes
114
The Boundaries of Class
128
The Marriage Market
135
Wunders Overestimation of Total Taxable Wealth
200
Occupations for Male Householders in 16251682 and 1754
201
The Distribution of Occupational Wealth in 1545 and 1625
207
The Transition Matrixes for the 1682 and 1702 Cohorts
209
The Wealth Distribution of All Households during the Family Cycle
218
The Marriage Data
219
The Migration Data
220
Notes
223
Sources
283
Index
307
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Terence McIntosh is associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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