The Imperfect Peasant Economy
The Loire Country 1800-1914
A geographical, regional study which shows how a household economy works and survives in an age of technological change and crisis. The book provides the basis of Dallas’s main themes: survival in change; adaptation in movement; the identification of people and events with real places.
This book was well reviewed when it came out in 1982 and is still quoted in scholarly works. It has recently been published in paperback format.
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