The Petite Bourgeoisie in Europe 1780-1914: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Petite Bourgeoisie in Europe 1780-1914

1st Edition

By Geoffrey Crossick, Heinz-Gerhard Haupt


296 pages

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Paperback: 9781138645806
pub: 2017-11-28
Hardback: 9781138645714
pub: 2016-06-08

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First published in 1995. Geoffrey Crossick and Heinz-Gerhard Haupt provide a major overview of the social, economic, cultural and political development of the petite bourgeoisie in eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Europe. Through comparative analysis the authors examine issues such as the centrality of small enterprise to industrial change, the importance of family and locality to the petit-bourgeois world, the search for stability and status, and the associated political move to the right. This title will be of interest to students of history.

Table of Contents

Preface; List of Abbreviations; 1. Introduction 2. The Transition from Corporations 3. Small Enterprise: Survival or Decline? 4. A World of Movement 5. The Family: Images and Necessities 6. The Petite Bourgeoisie and the Town 7. Politics: The World of the People and the Move to the Right 8. Petits Bourgeois and Workers 9. Culture and Sociability 10. Conclusion: Into the Twentieth Century; Notes; Further Reading; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century