The Origin of Capitalism

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How did the dynamic economic system we know as capitalism develop among the peasants and lords of feudal Europe?

In The Origin of Capitalism, a now-classic work of history, Ellen Meiksins Wood offers a clear and accessible introduction to the theories and debates concerning the birth of capitalism, imperialism, and the modern nation state. Capitalism is not a natural and inevitable consequence of human nature, nor simply an extension of age-old practices of trade and commerce. Rather, it is a late and localized product of very specific historical conditions, which required great transformations in social relations and in the relationship between humans and nature.

Product information

  • Title: The Origin of Capitalism
  • Author(s): Jo Anna Perrin, Ellen Meiksins Wood
  • Release date: April 2021
  • Publisher(s): Tantor Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781666122312