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Capitalism: A Short History
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date January 12, 2016
Pages 198
Binding Hardcover
Edition Italian edition
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691165226
ISBN-10 069116522X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 9 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $26.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
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In this authoritative and accessible book, one of the world's most renowned historians provides a concise and comprehensive history of capitalism within a global perspective from its medieval origins to the 2008 financial crisis and beyond. From early commercial capitalism in the Arab world, China, and Europe, to nineteenth- and twentieth-century industrialization, to today’s globalized financial capitalism, Jürgen Kocka offers an unmatched account of capitalism, one that weighs its great achievements against its great costs, crises, and failures. Based on intensive research, the book puts the rise of capitalist economies in social, political, and cultural context, and shows how their current problems and foreseeable future are connected to a long history.

Sweeping in scope, the book describes how capitalist expansion was connected to colonialism; how industrialism brought unprecedented innovation, growth, and prosperity but also increasing inequality; and how managerialism, financialization, and globalization later changed the face of capitalism. The book also addresses the idea of capitalism in the work of thinkers such as Marx, Weber, and Schumpeter, and chronicles how criticism of capitalism is as old as capitalism itself, fed by its persistent contradictions and recurrent emergencies.

Authoritative and accessible, Capitalism is an enlightening account of a force that has shaped the modern world like few others.



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With Jeremiah Riemer (other contributor) | Italian edition edition from Princeton Univ Pr (January 12, 2016)
9780691165226 | details & prices | 198 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $26.95
About: In this authoritative and accessible book, one of the world's most renowned historians provides a concise and comprehensive history of capitalism within a global perspective from its medieval origins to the 2008 financial crisis and beyond.
Paperback
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from Ginn Pr (August 1, 1998); titled "Soul of the Cinema"
9780536011855 | details & prices | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $42.60
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