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La fabrication des indiennes à Marseille (1722-1755)

Abstract : The Production of Printed Calicoes in Marseille (1722-1755) The golden age of Marseille’s calico-printing industry occurred between 1722 and 1755. This period was a time of growth for this sector, a growth based on a productive specialization, that of rather low-end fabrics perfectly adapted to popular markets near or far from the Mediterranean. This work intends first of all to carry out a global study of the production, by seeking to measure it and to put it in relation with the question of the markets, as well for the supplies of raw materials as for the outlets. The aim is to understand how a textile activity could flourish in Marseille while being deprived of access to the French market. This research also seeks to decipher the organization of production. On this point, its aim is to understand how the activity is embedded in the city and its territory, to present the multiple actors of the sector and to specify the links uniting them. Finally, the study focuses on the technical and artistic characteristics of the printed calicoes of Marseille, in order to determine the types of products on which local factories built their fortune.
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Olivier Raveux. La fabrication des indiennes à Marseille (1722-1755). Provence Historique, Fédération historique de Provence — FHP, 2021, pp.3-24. ⟨hal-03303089⟩



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