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Metals, Culture and Capitalism : an essay on the origins of the modern world

Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jack Goody, one of the world's most distinguished anthropologists, undertakes an ambitious and broad-ranging account of the search for metals in Europe and the Near East from the Bronze Age to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Goody
ISBN: 9781107029620 1107029627 9781107614475 1107614473
OCLC Number: 793503432
Description: xix, 349 pages, 12 pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The age of metals in the ancient Near East --
A Bronze Age without bronze --
Metals and society --
Trade and religion in the Mediterranean --
The coming of the Iron Age and Classical civilisation --
After the Romans --
Merchants --
"Capitalism," exchange, and the Near East --
China and the Eurasian corridor --
Renewal in the west --
Venice and the north --
Accumulators --
Iron and the Industrial Revolution --
Metals, "Capitalism," and the Renaissances --
Appendix 1: The Metallurgy of Iron / by Dr. J.A. Charles --
Appendix 2: Damascene Steel and Blades.
Responsibility: Jack Goody, St John's College, Cambridge.

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