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L'industrie du fer dans la Lorraine pré-moderne

Abstract : The aim of the thesis is to grasp the iron production in Lorraine until 1630', that is to say, until the rupture of the Thirty Years' War. Above all, the author confirms that after the diffusion of the indirect process in the fifteenth century, the three humans factors - the lord, the ironmaster, the merchant - constitute the social and economic foundation on the iron industry. Particularly, the development in the second half of the sixteeth century consolidates this base. The lord supplies the raw materials (wood, ore, stream) and leases the forges to the ironmaster who manages them for the various terms. The latter is not a simple technical expert. He manages the whole of the establishment. The merchant participates also in the management of forges. The term of "marchand-maître de forges" indicates this new type of ironmaster who symbolizes the change of the iron industry in this period.
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Koichi Horikoshi. L'industrie du fer dans la Lorraine pré-moderne. Histoire. Université Nancy 2, 1992. Français. ⟨NNT : 1992NAN21010⟩. ⟨tel-01776758⟩



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