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Before the Industrial Revolution

European Society and Economy, 1000-1700

Carlo M. Cipolla


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (11/18/1993)
Hardcover (12/7/2016)


The Third Edition includes substantial revisions and new material throughout the book that will secure its standing as the most useful history available of preindustrial Europe.

During the seven hundred years before the Industrial Revolution, the stage was set for Europe's transformation from a backward agrarian society to a powerful industrialized society. An economic historian of international reputation, Carlo M. Cipolla explores the process that made this transformation possible. In so doing, he sheds light not only on the economic factors but on the culture surrounding them.

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393311983, 352pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 1994

About the Author

Carlo M. Cipolla was the author of Before the Industrial Revolution and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He died in 2000.