Before the Industrial Revolution: European Society and Economy, 1000-1700 (Third Edition)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Mar 17, 1994 - Business & Economics - 352 pages

The Third Edition includes substantial revisions and new material throughout the book that will secure its standing as the most useful history available of preindustrial Europe.

During the seven hundred years before the Industrial Revolution, the stage was set for Europe's transformation from a backward agrarian society to a powerful industrialized society. An economic historian of international reputation, Carlo M. Cipolla explores the process that made this transformation possible. In so doing, he sheds light not only on the economic factors but on the culture surrounding them.
 

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Contents

Preface
THE FACTORS OF PRODUCTION
PRODUCTIVITY AND PRODUCTION
THE COMMUNES
TECHNOLOGY
ENTERPRISE CREDIT AND MONEY
10001500
THE EMERGENCE OF THE MODERN
THE CHANGING BALANCE OF ECONOMIC POWER IN EUROPE
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Carlo M. Cipolla was the author of Before the Industrial Revolution and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He died in 2000.

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