A History of the Economic Institutions of Modern Europe: An Introduction of der Moderne Kapitalismus of Werner Sombart

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION: THE PROBLEM OF EUROPEAN ECONOMIC HISTORY
The Problem of History3
The Problem of Economic History4
The Problem of the Economic History of Europe6
The Place of European Economic Culture in World History8
PART I. PRECAPITALISTIC ECONOMY
CHAPTER
I. THE SUSTENANCE ECONOMY
The Character of Economic Life in Western Europe in the Early Middle Ages17
The Village Economy20
The Feudal Economy23
II. THE TRANSITION TO EXCHANGE ECONOMY
Definitions and Background31
The Rise of the Towns34
The Handicraft Economy41
The Organization of Export Industry and Commerce in the Handicraft System53
PART II. THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN CAPITALISM
I. THE STATE AS ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION
The Indirect Promotion of Capitalism61
Mercantilist Policy64
Money69
Colonialism73
Religion76
II. THE TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT OF CAPITALISM
The Tools of Industry80
The Instrumentalities of Exchange: Gold and Silver89
III. THE ADAPTATION OF POPULATION GROUPS TO CAPITALISM
The Organization of Labor108
The Development of Bourgeois Wealth114
The Development of Bourgeois Demand126
The Emergence of the Entrepreneur133

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