Proto-Industrialisation in Scandinavia: Craft Skills in the Industrial Revolution
An examination of the crucial role of handcraft workers in the proto-industrial period on the emergence of modern industry in Scandinavia and Finland.
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The Extent of Protoindustry in Scandinavia
Scythemaking in Hedemora
a Long Tradition
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