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Title: Farmers and the domestic iron market
Authors: Hallén, Per
Issue Date: 2004
University: Göteborg University. School of Business, Economics and Law
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Publication type: Conference Paper - Peer reviewed
Keywords: domestic market
farming tools
iron tools
Abstract: The Swedish case 1750-1870 in a European context – results from the thesis “Age of iron. The use and consumption of iron and iron products in rural Sweden 1750-1870.” During the agrarian revolution farmers and the rural population in general started to buy more iron products and more iron consuming tools then before. It has been claimed that the agricultural sector was the fastest growing market for iron products in the 16th and 17th centuries. (Bairoch, 1973). In my paper the total domestic mar... more
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