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Economic transition in the Trentino-Tyrol Alps: continuity and change
Economic historians in the last thirty years have revised their positions on the transition from ancien régime to modernity. Nowadays the industrial revolution is no longer seen as a brief period of ‘take off’, but the upshot of lengthy worldwide transformation, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. It was much more pronounced in the north-west of Europe: growth in rates of per capita income may have been moderate, but a profound structural change took place and incremental innovation was widespread. The research moves on from there to examine a case study: the Trento-Tyrol economic region during the same period of change and analized the points of continuity and change in sectors powering the economy and the integration with the plains surrounding it and the greater European economic area.