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The pristine culture of capitalism : a historical essay on old regimes and modern states, Ellen Meiksins Wood

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The pristine culture of capitalism : a historical essay on old regimes and modern states
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The pristine culture of capitalism
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a historical essay on old regimes and modern states
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Ellen Meiksins Wood
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eng
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Capitalism was born in England, yet the dominant Western conceptions of modernity have come from elsewhere, notably from France, the historical model of "bourgeois" society. In this lively and wide-ranging book, Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that what is supposed to have epitomized bourgeois modernity, especially the emergence of a "modern" state and political culture in Continental Europe, signalled the persistence of precapitalist social property relations. Conversely, the absence of a "modern" state and political discourse in England testified to the presence of a well-developed capitalism. The fundamental flaws in the British economy are not just the symptoms of arrested development but the contradictions of the capitalist system itself. Britain today, Wood maintains, is the most thoroughly capitalist culture in Europe. Weaving together economic and political history with the history of ideas, Wood ranges across a broad spectrum of current debates, from the "Nairn<U+0127> �Anderson theses" to the contribution of J.C.D. Clark and Alan Macfarlane, and over a wide variety of topics: the development of British capitalism and French absolutism; the state, the nation and their symbolic representations; revolution and tradition; the cultural patterns of English speech, urbanism, ruralism and the landscape garden; ideas of sovereignty, democracy, property and progress. This book will be as interesting and provocative to observers of contemporary capitalism as to historians of early modern Europe or Western political thought.--
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Wood, Ellen Meiksins
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Verso world history series
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  • Political science
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Great Britain
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The pristine culture of capitalism : a historical essay on old regimes and modern states, Ellen Meiksins Wood
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First published by Verso 1991
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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FIEb17776429
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24 cm.
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x, 200 pages
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9781784781033
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)929029824
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The pristine culture of capitalism : a historical essay on old regimes and modern states, Ellen Meiksins Wood
Publication
Note
First published by Verso 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17776429
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 200 pages
Isbn
9781784781033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)929029824

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