Metals, Culture and Capitalism: An Essay on the Origins of the Modern World
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Metals, Culture and Capitalism: An Essay on the Origins of the Modern World

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ISBN-13:
9781107614475
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.01.1970
Seiten:
370
Autor:
Jack Goody
Gewicht:
757 g
SKU:
INF1100357098
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Jack Goody is Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John's College. Recently knighted by Her Majesty The Queen for services to anthropology, Professor Goody has researched and taught all over the world, is a Fellow of the British Academy and in 1980 was made a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2004 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and he was elected Commandeur des Arts et Lettres in 2006.
A landmark exploration of the role of metals across Europe and Asia from the Bronze Age to the Industrial Revolution.
Part I. Explorers: 1. The age of metals and the ancient Near East; 2. A Bronze Age without bronze; 3. Metals and society; 4. Trade and religion in the Mediterranean; 5. The coming of the Iron Age and classical civilisation; 6. After the Romans; Part II. Merchants: 7. 'Capitalism', exchange, and the Near East; 8. China and the Eurasian corridor; 9. Renewal in the West; 10. Venice and the North; Part III. Accumulators: 11. Iron and the Industrial Revolution; 12. Metals, 'capitalism' and the Renaissances; Appendix 1. The metallurgy of iron (by Dr J. A. Charles); Appendix 2. Damascene steel and blades; Glossary.

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