Capitalist Rising: The Short History of a Long Insurgency

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Vantage Press, Inc, 2007 - History - 325 pages
Many of the practices of modern capitalism were born during the six hundred years leading to the Industrial Revolution, well before the assessments of Adam Smith and Karl Marx. In his well-written and informative study, Poitras delves deep into the birth of capitalism, bringing readers to the very verge of industrialism and a modern economy.
 

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Contents

The PreModern Economy
1
The Italian City
29
The TransitionCapitalism Emerges
65
Capitalists Labor
102
The Ascent of the Dutch Masters
125
Mercantilists
157
The Ascent to Modern
189
Economic Thought and British Capitalism in the 18th
215
Britains Great Leap ForwardEntrepreneurialism
244
Epilogue 111
277
Notes
288
Index
305
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