The Self-Perception of Early Modern Capitalists
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Self-Perception of Early Modern Capitalists by Margaret C. Jacob
Book DescriptionA collection of essays by leading historians of early modern Europe and the U.S., this books explores how merchants, entrepreneurs, and other early modern capitalists viewed themselves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230604476
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Margaret C. Jacob
First Knowledge Economy, Hardback (January 2014)
Provocative new account of the importance of knowledge to the economic transformation of western Europe during the Industrial Revolution.
In Praise of Ordinary People, Hardback (December 2013)
The discipline of social history has still not given enough attention to the ways in which the perceptions and roles of "ordinary" people changed over time. In these fascinating British and Dutch cases, we see how the study of this evolution imparts historical texture and enables us to understand early modernity with greater clarity.
Book That Changed Europe, Hardback (April 2010)
Takes us to the vibrant Dutch Republic and its book trade to explore the work that sowed the radical idea that religions could be considered on equal terms. This title explores "The Religious Ceremonies and Customs of All the Peoples of the World", which appeared in 1723.
Scientific Revolution, Paperback (March 2010)» View all books by Margaret C. Jacob
This volume by Margaret C. Jacob explores the Scientific Revolution from its origins in the early sixteenth century to its widespread acceptance in Western societies in the late eighteenth century.
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Author Biography - Margaret C. Jacob
Author Margaret C. Jacob: Margaret C. Jacob is Distinguished Professor of History at UCLA, USA. She is the author of numerous books in the history of science, intellectual history, and early modern studies, most recently The First Knowledge Economy: Human Capital and European Economic Development, 1750-1850 (2013). Author Catherine Secretan: Catherine Secretan is Directrice de recherche at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. She has published many scholarly papers, monographs and translations on Dutch political ideas in the Early Modern Period (16th-17th century). Among her recent work is Le 'marchand philosophe' de Gaspar Barlaeus (2002), De la Vie Civile: 1590 (2005), and A Letter on the Principles of Justness and Decency, Containing a Defence of the Treatise De Cive of the Learned Mr. Hobbes (2013).
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