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The Origin of Capitalism

The Origin of Capitalism

A Longer View

Ellen Meiksins Wood (Author)

  • Publisher: Verso
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 224
  • Released: May 2, 2017
  • ISBN-13: 9781786630681


In The Origin of Capitalism, a now-classic work of history, Ellen Meiksins Wood offers readers 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.

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