The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century by Geoffrey Parker

By Geoffrey Parker

A number of theses discussing the a lot debated explanation for the obstacle of the seventeenth Century and even if it truly existed. perspectives starting from completely fiscal attributes to loss of governmental flexibility to alter with the days is argued because the sole purposes for the hindrance. a few heart thoroughly on Europe, exhibiting their ethnocentrism, whereas different recognize the life and contribution of the starting to be South-East Asian colonies. As a complete, so much if no longer the entire attainable contributing elements are awarded at one aspect or the opposite. This compilation is usually utilized in graduate classes to stimulate dialogue at the subject.

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44 In Ghent and Bruges the production of cheaper-quality textiles ceased, because the town weavers could not compete as regards price with the rural industry; but on the other hand, they demonstrated a considerable adaptability by switching over to the production of luxury textiles. 45 38 THE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY CRISIS It is not possible to procure any reliable production or export statistics for France, but with the aid of other quantitative sources French historians have been able to assess the development of the wool industry of northern France in the seventeenth century.

13–20; and Porshnev, Frantzia, p. 118. van Hoboken, ‘Een troepentransport naar Brazilië in 1647’, Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, LXII (1949), pp. Boxer, The Dutch in Brazil, 1624– 1654 (Oxford, 1957), pp. 169–88. van Kley, ‘News from China: seventeenth-century European notices of the Manchu conquest’, Journal of Modern History, XLV (1973), pp. van Kley, ‘An alternative muse: the Manchu conquest of China in the literature of seventeenth-century northern Europe’, European Studies Review, VI (1976), pp.

Davies, ‘Peasant revolts in France and England: a comparison’, The Agricultural History Review, XXI (1973), pp. ’, in Russell, The Origins of the English Civil War, pp. 246–57; R. Pillorget, ‘La crise européenne du XVIIe siècle (1640–1660), Revue d’histoire diplomatique, XCII (1978), pp. Russell, ‘Monarchies, wars and estates in England, France and Spain, c. 1580-c. 1640’, Legislative Studies Quarterly, VII (1982), pp. 205–20 (reprinted in Russell, Unrevolutionary England, Chapter 7). See also Mousnier’s study, Peasant Revolts, discussed in note 14 above.

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