Origins of Capitalism in England 1400-1600

Origins of Capitalism in England 1400-1600 - Historical Materialism Book Series

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Drawing on an impressive array of original archival research and a series of critiques of recent accounts of economic development in pre-modern England, The Origin of Capitalism in England 1400-1600 offers a rich and multi-layered account of the historical rupture in English feudal society that led to the first sustained transition to agrarian capitalism and the industrial revolution.

Weaving together political, social, and economic themes, Spencer Dimmock makes the case that capitalism should be viewed as a form of society rather than narrowly as an economic system. This wide-ranging work convincingly argues that the beginnings of capitalist society must be firmly located in a precisely defined historical context, rather than through reference to evolutionary and transhistorical commercial developments. This novel approach is sure to stimulate a thorough reappraisal of current orthodoxies on the transition to capitalism.

Book information

ISBN: 9781608464852
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Imprint: Haymarket Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 330.94205
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: 562g
Height: 155mm
Width: 229mm
Spine width: 22mm