Transitions to Capitalism in Early Modern Europe available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
Transitions to capitalism in early modern Europe analyzes the diverse patterns of economic change that transformed agriculture and industry between the end of the Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution. Explicitly comparative, it introduces readers to a wealth of factual material, to classic interpretations, and to current debates. In this study Professor DuPlessis also incorporates recent scholarship on the world economy, proto-industry and women's work, and discusses the impact of the new economic order on Europe's working people.
Table of ContentsList of illustrations; Preface; Part I: 1. Themes and theories; 2. Medieval legacies; Part II: Introduction: the long sixteenth century; 3. Agriculture: growth and the limits of development; 4. Artisans and entrepreneurs; Part III: Introduction: crisis and recovery: towards capitalist industrialization; 5. Agricultural disparity and development; 6. The golden age of rural industry; Part IV: 7. Experiences of labor in the era of transitions; Epilogue: transitions and traditions; Index.