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Work, Regulation, and Identity in Provincial France

The Bordeaux Leather Trades, 1740–1815

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Daniel Heimmermann
    Pages 1-1
  3. Daniel Heimmermann
    Pages 67-83
  4. Daniel Heimmermann
    Pages 85-126
  5. Daniel Heimmermann
    Pages 127-147
  6. Daniel Heimmermann
    Pages 149-170
  7. Daniel Heimmermann
    Pages 171-199
  8. Daniel Heimmermann
    Pages 201-204
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 205-298

About this book


The 18th-century French leather industry was a strategically important manufacturing sector, one vital to both civilian and military life. This study examines the production of leather in the Bordeaux trades during the 18th and 19th centuries, illuminating the realities of a craft economy and its relation to the wider French political economy.


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About the authors

Daniel Heimmermann, Ph.D. is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs University of Texas of the Permian Basin, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Work, Regulation, and Identity in Provincial France
  • Book Subtitle The Bordeaux Leather Trades, 1740–1815
  • Authors D. Heimmermann
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-43855-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-49399-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-43859-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 298
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economic History
    History of France
    European History
    Modern History
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“By choosing to study the leather trades in the city of Bordeaux at the end of the ancient régime, Daniel Heimmermann aims both to deepen our understanding of the provincial corporate world and to shed light on a productive sector that is still little known … . The book offers a valuable, lively, and well-documented social history … . Heimmermann set his careful study of the leather trades in a quite conventional interpretive framework … .” (Philippe Minard, Journal of Modern History, Vol. 89 (2), June, 2017)