Evolutions of Capitalism

Congratulations go to  MEC's Dr. Catherine Casson, Senior Lecturer in Enterprise, who has just published an edited book with her colleague, Philipp Robinson Rossner, called Evolutions of Capitalism, 1200-2000

bookThis ambitious collection follows the evolution of capitalism from its origins in thirteenth-century European towns to its sixteenth-century expansion into Asia, Africa and South America and on to the global capitalism of the modern era. 

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.

Evolutions of Capitalism: Historical Perspectives, 1200–2000

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