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De l’industrie rurale. Approche de l’industrie sous l’Ancien-Régime : le cas de Sassenage (1759-1791)

Abstract : The industry is at the heart of the company's history and evolution. Very early on, the government sought to control the sector, but it was Colbert's policies in particular that marked his sustained intervention at the end of the 17th century. At the dawn of the revolution, the entrepreneurial spirit intensified with the rise of prominent industrialists, seeking to take advantage of the economic freedoms granted by the monarchy. This sector is mainly located in urban areas, but rural industry, where part of the production is established, should not be neglected. The whole purpose of this study is to demonstrate the interest of localized studies, particularly in terms of history, but also in terms of understanding our human society. These allow the identification of fundamental elements of society and case studies sometimes allow the identification of isolated profiles of generalities. Our subject is Sassenage, a village at the foot of the eastern part of the Vercors massif, not far from Grenoble. Focusing on this case between 1759 and 1791, the aim of this research is to focus on its main industrial centres: the manufacture of blond lace, the Sassenage artifices and the stone quarries between Sassenage and Fontaine. Each application has its own particularities and contains the main features of an evolving society. This research is also ideal for addressing social and labour issues, including the relationships between workers and their working conditions in manufacturing workshops. This research is based on a multitude of archives, including all the protocols of the notaries of Sassenage between 1759 and 1788, industrial surveys and various acts such as receipts, leases, leases that shed light on our case studies of the Sassenage industry. We therefore invite the reader to read the history of a small territory that has relations with the city of Grenoble.
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Gaëtan Fougereau. De l’industrie rurale. Approche de l’industrie sous l’Ancien-Régime : le cas de Sassenage (1759-1791). Histoire. 2019. ⟨dumas-02503876⟩

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