A Brief History of Commercial Capitalism
Jairus Banaji
  • ISBN 13 : 9789383968404
  • year : 2022
  • language : English
  • binding : Softcover
The rise of capitalism to global dominance is still largely associated with the advances of the Industrial Revolution. But, as Jairus Banaji shows, this leap was preceded by a long era of 'commercial capitalism,' which reorganized labour and production on a world scale to a degree hitherto rarely appreciated. In Banaji's retelling, the pre-industrial non-European world appears as innovative, dynamic, and thoroughly cosmopolitan.