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Industiarlization before Industiarlization : Cambridge Introduction to the History of Mankind - Peter Kriedte

Industiarlization before Industiarlization

Cambridge Introduction to the History of Mankind

Paperback Published: 29th March 1982
ISBN: 9780521282284
Number Of Pages: 348

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Beginning in the late Middle Ages, and accelerating in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, there developed in many rural regions of Europe a domestic industry, mass-producing craft goods for distant markets. This book presents an analysis of this 'industrialization before industrialization', and considers the question whether it constituted a distinct mode of production, different from the preceding feudal economy and from subsequent industrial capitalism, or was part of a process of continuous evolution characterized by the spread of wage labour and the penetration of capitalism into the process of production. It is a full-scale attempt to take a look at the place of proto-industrialization in the genesis of capitalism, and will interest economic and social historians, as well as anthropologists, sociologists, and others concerned with the development of capitalism.

The origins, the agrarian context, and the conditions in the world market
The proto-industrial family economy
The structures and function of population-development under the proto-industrial system
Relations of production - productive forces - crises in proto-industrialization
Excursus: the political and institutional framework of proto-industrialization
Proto-industrialization between industrialization and deindustrialization
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ISBN: 9780521282284
ISBN-10: 0521282284
Series: Cambridge Introduction to the History of Mankind
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 29th March 1982
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.51