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A 37 12. , 'Recherches sur le capital des voies de communication en France au 19e siecle' in L'industrialisation en Europe au 19e siecle, 1972, p. 240. 13. , Le transports de marchandises par fer, route et eau depuis 1850, 1960, p. 39. 14. , Revolution industrielle et sous-developpment, 1969, p. 329. 15. Toutain, op. , p. 258. 16. , p. 252. Further Reading The following works were found to be particularly useful. The list is selective and not inclusive. Where not given place of publication is Paris for books in French and London for those in English.

13. , Le transports de marchandises par fer, route et eau depuis 1850, 1960, p. 39. 14. , Revolution industrielle et sous-developpment, 1969, p. 329. 15. Toutain, op. , p. 258. 16. , p. 252. Further Reading The following works were found to be particularly useful. The list is selective and not inclusive. Where not given place of publication is Paris for books in French and London for those in English. , La vie sociale en Provence interieure au lendemain de /e revolution, 1970. , 1973. , Les populations de /'est-aquitain au debut de Epoque contemporain, 1961.

In areas of growing volume of trade the lack of easy communications demanded the existence of a dense network of small towns with commercial functions in relation to small surrounding areas. They served as centres at which the rare but indispensable exchanges could 28 occur, and at which artisans could reside. The larger towns attracted more trade and merchants from further afield and distributed products involved in inter-regional trade. This whole system in advanced areas was highly developed by the end of the eighteenth century.

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