New Books | | 04 Nov 2019
The Economic Turn: Recasting Political Economy in Eighteenth-Century Europe
by Steven L. Kaplan & Sophus A. Reinert
The mid-eighteenth century witnessed what might be dubbed an “economic turn” that resolutely changed the trajectory of world history. From the birth of new agricultural practices and the foundation of private societies to the sustained and popular theorization of social and material phenomena, the period experienced an unprecedented interest in “economic” concerns across a wide spectrum of human activities and social strata alike.

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