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Evolutions of Capitalism

Historical Perspectives, 1200–2000

Edited by Catherine Casson and Philipp Robinson Rössner

Published

Apr 5, 2022

Page count

240 pages

ISBN

978-1529214802

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Apr 5, 2022

Page count

240 pages

ISBN

978-1529214819

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Evolutions of Capitalism

This ambitious collection follows the evolution of capitalism from its origins in 13th century European towns to its 16th century expansion into Asia, Africa and South America and on to the global capitalism of modern day.

Written by distinguished historians and social scientists, the chapters examine capitalism and its critics and the level of variation and convergence in its operation across locations. The authors illuminate the aspects of capitalism that have encouraged, but also limited, social responsibility and environmental sustainability.

Covering times, places and topics that have often been overlooked in the existing literature, this important contribution to the field of economic history charts the most comprehensive chronology of capitalism to date.

Catherine Casson is Senior Lecturer in Enterprise at the University of Manchester.

Philipp Rössner is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Manchester.

Introduction ~ Catherine Casson and Philipp Robinson Rössner

The Market as an Institution: Theory and History ~ Mark Casson

Regulating Capitalism ~ Philipp Robinson Rössner

Capitalism and State Ownership Models ~ Sverre A. Christensen

Comparative and Connected Capitalism(s) ~ Edmond Smith

Capitalism, Imperialism and the Emergence of an Industrialised Global Economy ~ Colin M. Lewis

Religion and Capitalism ~ David J. Jeremy

Capitalism and the Environment ~ Geoffrey Jones

Capitalism and Income Inequality ~ Catherine Casson

Conclusion ~ Catherine Casson and Philipp Robinson Rössner