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Kirtland Community College Library HB 501 .K63 2016 30775305517402 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780691165226
  • ISBN: 069116522X
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 198 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016]

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General Note: "First published in Germany under 'Geschichte des Kapitalismus, ' by Jürgen Kocka, ©2014"--Title page verso.
Translated from the German.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-196) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: What does capitalism mean? -- Merchant capitalism -- Expansion -- The capitalist era -- Analysis and critique.
Summary, etc.: The author provides a concise and comprehensive history of capitalism within a global perspective from its medieval origins to the 2008 financial crisis and beyond. The author offers an account of capitalism that weighs its great achievements against its great costs, crises, and failures. 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. 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.--
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Translated from the German.
Subject: Capitalism History
Economic history
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