Alessandro Stanziani, Ph.D in history, Ph.D in Economics, is full professor at the EHESS and Senior Researcher at the CNRS (Paris). He has published about 100 articles and chapters and four monographies on Russian, European and the Indian Ocean history.
Contributors include: Claude Chevaleyre (EHESS, Paris), Claude Markovits (CNRS, Paris), Simon F. Deakin (Cambridge University), Ulbe Bosma (IISG, Amsterdam), Gwyn Campbell (Mcgill University), Mary Louise Nagata (Francis Marion University), Pierre Vernus (University Lyon).
All interested in labour history, global history, economic history and area studies: China, Japan, Russia, the Indian Ocean, Europe.
Table of contents
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Labour, Coercion, and Economic Growth in Eurasia, Seventeenth to Early Twentieth centuries, Alessandro Stanziani
PART ONE: JURIDICAL MODELS AND LABOUR DYNAMICS
The Duty to Work: A Comparison of the Common Law and Civil Law Systems from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries, Simon Deakin
Dutch Imperial Anxieties About Free Labour, Penal Sanctions and the Right to Strike, Ulbe Bosma
Children and Forced Labour in the Indian Ocean World, Circa 1750-1900, Gwyn Campbell
PART TWO: DEPENDANCE AND SERVITUDE AT WORK. LOCAL CUSTOMS AND GLOBAL DYNAMICS
Factors that Shaped the Organization of Labor and the Labor Market in Tokugawa Japan: Kyoto and Central Japan, Mary Louise Nagata
Contractual Relations, Tariffs and Customs in the Lyon Silk Industry in the Nineteenth Century, Pierre Vernus
The Circulation of Commercial Manpower in an Indian Worldwide Trading Network in the Early Twentieth Century, Claude Markovits
PART THREE: DANGEROUS TIES: STATE, LANDLORDS AND LONGUE DURÉE SERVITUDES
Constrained Labour in Early-Modern Rural East-Central and Eastern Europe: Regional Variation and its Causes, Markus Cerman
Rights and Bondage in Russian Serfdom, Alessandro Stanziani
Acting as Master and Bondservant Considerations on Status Identities and the Nature of “Bond-servitude” in Late Ming China, Claude Chevaleyre
Public Works and the Question of Unfree Labour, Chitra Joshi