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Title:
The idea of capitalism before the Industrial Revolution
Author:
Grassby, Richard.
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Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
ix, 87 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780847696321

9780847696338
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In this volume, noted economic historian Richard Grassby investigates the origins and evolution of the idea of capitalism to illustrate for readers the true nature, merits, and the future of capitalism. Grassby examines its numerous and often conflicting definitions, and he tests alternative models of capitalism against the historical record to establish when, where, how, and why modern economies and societies emerged.


Author Notes

Former Oxford Professor, Woodrow Wilson International Center Fellow, and current member at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Richard Grassby has written several books on economic history--most recently, Kinship and Capitalism (Cambridge ) and The Business Community of Seventeenth Century England (Cambridge).


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