Le territoire peut-il résister à la technique ?

Abstract : Can territory resist technology ? Alpine firewood metallurgy in the “industrial revolution” days Present for a long time in the Alps, firewood steel metallurgy reaches its height in the first half of the 19th century. Resting on the rich iron ore deposits and on the plentiful forest resources of Allevard and Lower Maurienne, the territory of this industrial activity spreads from Annecy to Rives and in spite of the border joins a Savoyard part depending on the Sardinian States with a French Dauphine part. This territory consists of several local systems of production, particularly Maurienne and Allevard steelworks, Rives and Val Gelon works, and Matheysine and Bauges nail works. Through a specific exploitation of natural resources and with the support of multiactive flexible local social groups this firewood steel metallurgy manages to survive while the “industrial revolution” is in full swing.
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Pierre Judet. Le territoire peut-il résister à la technique ?. Les trames de l’histoire : entreprises, territoires, consommations, institutions, pp.277-288, 2017, 978-2-84867-586-2. ⟨halshs-01562050⟩



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