Workshop: Servants and Domestic Workers in Rural Europe, XVI to XIX centuries

RHN 133/2014 | Event

Organised by ERHIMOR/CRH

28 November 2014, EHESS - Salle 2 (RdC) - 190-198, avenue de France - 75013 Paris, France

Servants and Domestic Workers in Rural Europe, XVI to XIX centuries.
Regional Diversity and forms of dependence

Rural history has traditionally confronted two models of organizing agricultural production. On the one hand the family farm, very important in terms of productivity and ability to integrate innovations. On the other hand, the large capitalist holdings, based on waged labour. Examples of these two productive models are the English landholding, supported by wage labour, and the family farms of Southern Europe, which have survived until the twentieth century. Yet this dualistic approach, linked to the debate on the modernization of agricultural production and its transition to capitalism, fails to account for the complex realities of the rural world in the past. After two decades, these models are now under discussion.

Programme

Source: erhimor.ehess.fr