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The Widening Gate, Volume 15: Bristol and the Atlantic Economy, 1450-1700

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The history of capitalism is not to be explained in mere economic terms. David Harris Sacks here demonstrates that the modern Western economy was ushered in by broad processes of social, political, and cultural change. His study of Bristol as it opened it gate to national politics and the Atlantic economy reveals capitalism to be not just a species of economic order but a distinct form of life, governed by its own ethical norms and cultural practices. Availing himself of the methods of "thick description," socio-economic ...

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The Widening Gate, Volume 15: Bristol and the Atlantic Economy, 1450-1700
1993, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520084490

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