The Origin of Capitalism

The Origin of Capitalism A Longer View

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Synopsis

How did the dynamic economic system we know as capitalism develop among the peasants and lords of feudal Europe?

In The Origin of Capitalism, a now-classic work of history, Ellen Meiksins Wood offers readers a clear and accessible introduction to the theories and debates concerning the birth of capitalism, imperialism, and the modern nation state. Capitalism is not a natural and inevitable consequence of human nature, nor simply an extension of age-old practices of trade and commerce. Rather, it is a late and localized product of very specific historical conditions, which required great transformations in social relations and in the relationship between humans and nature.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781786630681
Publisher: Verso Books
Imprint: Verso
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 330.12209
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 213
Weight: 204g
Height: 130mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 17mm