Review Date:29 Aug 2013
Jonathan Sperber has so far been mainly known as a historian of 19th-century Germany, and of the Rhineland in particular.
Taming Capitalism Before its Triumph: Public Service, Distrust, & ‘Projecting’ in Early Modern England / Koji Yamamoto
Review Date:30 May 2019
It is hard to tell a non-deterministic story about the shift from early modern to modern economic practices: the terms we use (‘modernity’, ‘capitalism’, ‘economic’), the questions we ask, and the conclusions we draw are all inevitably weighed down by what we think or know about economic life today.