The Self-Perception of Early Modern Capitalists

The Self-Perception of Early Modern Capitalists

by M. Jacob, C. Secretan
     
 

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A collection of essays by leading historians of early modern Europe and the U.S., this books explores how merchants, entrepreneurs, and other early modern capitalists viewed themselves.

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A collection of essays by leading historians of early modern Europe and the U.S., this books explores how merchants, entrepreneurs, and other early modern capitalists viewed themselves.

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"This collection is highly original and will appeal to all students of early modern Europe. The editors have assembled front-line pieces of scholarship that put European townsmen, and some townswomen, on the verge of the modern in an entirely new light. The new sources revealed here give a tolerant yet precise view of the the early modern middle class that comes out of actually listening to it, and will inspire a new generation of scholars."

- Deirdre McCloskey, author of The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce (2006)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230617810
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
12/17/2009
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Author Margaret C. Jacob: Margaret C. Jacob is Distinguished Professor of History at UCLA, USA. She is the author of numerous books in the history of science, intellectual history, and early modern studies, most recently The First Knowledge Economy: Human Capital and European Economic Development, 1750-1850 (2013).
Author Catherine Secretan: Catherine Secretan is Directrice de recherche at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. She has published many scholarly papers, monographs and translations on Dutch political ideas in the Early Modern Period (16th-17th century). Among her recent work is Le 'marchand philosophe' de Gaspar Barlaeus (2002), De la Vie Civile: 1590 (2005), and A Letter on the Principles of Justness and Decency, Containing a Defence of the Treatise De Cive of the Learned Mr. Hobbes (2013).

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