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The Genesis of Capitalism and the Origins of Modernity

By Luciano Pellicani

Why is it that during the West—and merely within the West—there has been a transition from a static to a self-propulsive financial system? via what mix of conditions has a latest commercial society come into being? What mix of situations has made attainable the worldwide enlargement of Europe? Luciano Pellicani solutions those questions via displaying to start with the sterile and deceptive personality of the 2 major theories that have hiterto ruled the talk about the genesis of capitalism: Marx' conception of unique accumulation and Weber's idea of the Protestant ethic. to that end, utilizing the tools of comparative marcrosociology, Pellicani develops a speculation initially entertained via either Marx and Weber, wherein the secret of capitalist society is solved by way of collective topics, structural components and old stipulations that brought on the mechanisms of an everlasting capitalist revolution. the result's a desirable reconstruction of the extreme event which led Europe to the good Transformation and, via it, the development of a qualitatively new form of civilization, predicated on ratio, acquisitive-competitive individualism and experimentation in all fields—a civilization displaying a unprecedented expansionist strength and, as a result of it, inherently imperialistic, whose riding establishment has been, and is still, the industry.

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