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The Development of a Growth Pole in the Nineteenth Century illustrated by the example of Nuremberg

  • R. Gömmel

Abstract

About 1800, i.e. long before the beginning of the industrial revolution in Germany, nothing — apart from the century-old crafts and trade tradition — seemed to speak in favour of a steep economic rise of Nuremberg in the nineteenth century. Still known world-wide in the sixteenth century, it lost more and more its importance. In the early nineteenth century, its population was reduced by half to 25,000 inhabitants while its debts increased to more than 12 million guilders. And finally in 1806, Nuremberg lost its legal status as free town of the German Reich and was made a part of the kingdom of Bavaria.

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Industrial Revolution Early Nineteenth Century Growth Pole Teenth Century Entrepreneurial Skill 
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© Paul Bairoch and Maurice Lévy-Leboyer 1981

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