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Transitions to Capitalism in Early Modern Europe

Transitions to Capitalism in Early Modern Europe

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Part of New Approaches to European History

  • Date Published: September 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521397735

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  • Transitions to Capitalism in Early Modern Europe analyzes the diverse patterns of economic change that transformed agriculture and industry between the end of the Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution. Explicitly comparative, it introduces readers to a wealth of factual material, to classic interpretations, and to current debates. In this study Professor DuPlessis also incorporates recent scholarship on the world economy, proto-industry and women's work, and discusses the impact of the new economic order on Europe's working people.

    • Broad coverage of Mediterranean, East-central and Western Europe
    • Narrates economic history of major individual countries and territories as well as common structural features
    • Incorporates new scholarship on the world economy, proto-industry, consumption, women's work and work experience
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    "...the author provides specialist-quality insights on many topics, such as eastern landlords, the English enclosure movement, the Atlantic economy, 'proto-industrialization,' and the place of women and children in cottage industry. The author's serious, fair-minded approach to complex questions and controversies is appreciated." Choice

    "...the book successfully examines comparative and particular experiences with capitalism. DuPlessis' work will enlighten students in early modern European surveys and topical courses." Claire D. Schen, Agricultural History

    "This book is an ideal introduction for beginners and a judicious review for nonspecialists." Duane J. Osheim, History

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521397735
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 155 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Part I:
    1. Themes and theories
    2. Medieval legacies
    Part II: Introduction: the long sixteenth century
    3. Agriculture: growth and the limits of development
    4. Artisans and entrepreneurs
    Part III: Introduction: crisis and recovery: towards capitalist industrialization
    5. Agricultural disparity and development
    6. The golden age of rural industry
    Part IV:
    7. Experiences of labor in the era of transitions
    Epilogue: transitions and traditions

  • Author

    Robert S. Duplessis, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania

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