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Author Kaplan, Steven L., author.

Title The bakers of Paris and the bread question, 1700-1775 / by Steven Laurence Kaplan
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 1996


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 761 pages) : illustrations
Series e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Contents Introduction -- I Bread: Demand and Supply -- 1. Breadways -- 2. Bread Making -- 3. Baker Shops and Bread Markets -- 4. The Forain World -- 5. Bread on Credit -- II Bakers: Social Structure and Life Cycle -- 6. The Guild -- 7. From Apprentice to Journeyman -- 8. At Work -- 9. The Journeyman's World outside the Shop -- 10. Establishment -- 11. Marriage Strategies and Family Life -- 12. Fortune -- 13. Bakers as Debtors -- 14. Failure -- 15. Reputation -- III Police of Bread and Bakers -- 16. Primer to Policing: Figuring Supply and Consumption -- 17. The Police of Bakers -- 18. Setting the Price of Bread -- 19. Policing the Price of Bread, 1725-1780 -- Conclusion
Summary In preindustrial Europe, dependence on grain shaped every phase of life from economic development to spiritual expression, and the problem of subsistence dominated the everyday order of things in a merciless and unremitting way. Steven Laurence Kaplan's The Bakers of Paris and the Bread Question, 1700-1775 focuses on the production and distribution of France's most important commodity in the sprawling urban center of eighteenth-century Paris where provisioning needs were most acutely felt and most difficult to satisfy. Kaplan shows how the relentless demand for bread constructed th
Analysis Bakers and bakeries History 18th century France Paris Region
Bread Prices History 18th century France Paris Region
Bread industry History 18th century France Paris Region
Food supply History 18th century France Paris Region
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 717-744) and index
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Subject Bread industry -- France -- Paris Region -- History -- 18th century
Bakeries -- France -- Paris Region -- History -- 18th century
Food supply -- France -- Paris Region -- History -- 18th century
Bread -- Prices -- France -- Paris Region -- History -- 18th century
HISTORY -- Europe -- France.
Bread industry
Bread -- Prices
Food supply
France -- Paris Region
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780822381983