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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: A Historical Essay on Old Regimes and Modern States - Wood, Ellen Meiksins
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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, signaled the persistence of precapitalist social property relations. Conversely, the absence of a "modern" state and political discourse ...

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The Pristine Culture of Capitalism: A Historical Essay on Old Regimes and Modern States 2015, Verso, London

ISBN-13: 9781784781033

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The Pristine Culture of Capitalism: A Historical Essay on Old Regimes and Modern States 1991, Verso

ISBN-13: 9780860915720

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