Pre-Industrial Societies: Anatomy of the Pre-Modern World

Pre-Industrial Societies: Anatomy of the Pre-Modern World

by Patricia Crone

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Overview

Eminent historian Patricia Crone defines the common features of a wide range of pre-industrial societies, from locations as seemingly disparate as the Mongol Empire and pre-Columbian America, to cultures as diverse as the Ming Dynasty and seventeenth-century France. In a lucid exploration of the characteristics shared by these societies, the author examines such key elements as economic organization, politics, culture, and the role of religion. An essential introductory text for all students of history, Pre-Industrial Societies provides readers with all the necessary tools for gaining a substantial understanding of life in pre-modern times. In addition, as a perceptive insight into a lost world, italso acts as a starting point for anyone interested in the present possibilities and future challenges faced by our own global society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780748047
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 07/02/2015
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 214
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Patricia Crone is Mellon Professor of Islamic History at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA.
Patricia Crone is Mellon Professor of Islamic history at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA. She is the editor of Oneworld's Makers of the Muslim World series.

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Pre-Industrial Societies: Anatomy of the Pre-Modern World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
juha on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Crone does an outstanding job in explaining and justifying the institutions of pre-industrial societies. This, of course, is delivered with the cost of generalizations, but given the lucid picture of societies I am certainly willing to pay that price. This is a very good introduction to pre-modern world as a "what-was-it-like".