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Capitalisms: Towards a Global History

Kaveh Yazdani and Dilip M. Menon


Conventional accounts often conceive the genesis of capitalism in Europe within the conjunctures of agricultural, commercial, and industrial revolutions. Challenging this widely believed cliché, this volume traces the history of capitalism across civilizations, tenth century onwards, and argues that capitalism was neither a monolithic entity nor exclusively an economic phenomenon confined to the West. Looking at regions as diverse as England, South America, Russia, North Africa, and East, South, West, and Southeast Asia, the book explores the plurality of developments across time and space. Th ... More

Keywords: capitalism, political economy, economic history, social history, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, industrialization, Great Divergence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780199499717
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199499717.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kaveh Yazdani, editor
Lecturer (akademischer Rat) in economic history, University of Bielefeld

Dilip M. Menon, editor
Mellon Chair of Indian Studies, Director of the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

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