Publication
Title
Retail growth and consumer changes in a declining urban economy: Antwerp (16501750)
Author
Abstract
This article examines the interplay between retail changes and transformations in the material culture of Antwerp, a provincial town in the southern Netherlands. We argue that major changes in the eighteenth-century material culture and retail sector were not significantly linked to preconditions of economic growth and urbanization. The Antwerp retail paradox is that of a shrinking economic horizon running parallel to material culture and retail transformations, usually connected to expanding urban economies and societies. Changing retail and consumer practices explain the growing and prospering retail sector, rather than a growing economy.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The economic history review. - London
Publication
London : 2010
ISSN
0013-0117 [print]
1468-0289 [online]
Volume/pages
63:3(2010), p. 638-663
ISI
000279621900004
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 17.08.2010
Last edited 05.08.2017
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