This volume takes stock of recent research on economic growth, as well as the development of capital and labour markets, during the centuries that preceded the Industrial Revolution. The book underlines the diversity in the economic experiences of early modern Europeans and suggests how this variety might be the foundation of a new conception of economic and social change.

chapter 1|20 pages

Early modern capitalism

part |2 pages

Part II Capital and labour

part |2 pages

Part III Conclusion