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Transitions to Capitalism in Early Modern Europe : New Approaches to European History - Robert S. DuPlessis

Transitions to Capitalism in Early Modern Europe

New Approaches to European History

Hardcover Published: 28th September 1997
ISBN: 9780521394659
Number Of Pages: 346

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Between the end of the Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution, the long-established structures and practices of European agriculture and industry were slowly, disparately, but profoundly transformed. Transitions to Capitalism in Early Modern Europe narrates and analyzes the diverse patterns of economic change that permanently modified rural and urban production, altered Europe's economy and geography, and gave birth to new social classes. Broad in chronological and geographical scope and explicitly comparative, the book introduces readers to a wealth of information drawn from thoughout Mediterranean, east-central, and western Europe, as well as to the classic interpretations and current debates and revisions. The study incorporates recent scholarship on topics such as the world economy and women's work, and it discusses at length the impact of the emergent capitalist order on Europe's working people.

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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

Themes and theories
Medieval legacies
Introduction: the Long sixteenth Century
Agriculture: growth and the limits of development
Artisans and entrepreneurs
Introduction: crisis and recovery: towards capitalist industrialization
Agricultural disparity and development
The Golden Age of rural industry
Experiences of labor in the era of transitions
Epilogue: transitions and traditions
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ISBN: 9780521394659
ISBN-10: 0521394651
Series: New Approaches to European History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: 28th September 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.82  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.61