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An Archaeology of Capitalism By Matthew Johnson

An Archaeology of Capitalism

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Opens up new ways of thinking about the period, 1400-1750. An original and theoretically-informed contribution to the discipline. Wide-disciplinary appeal. Well-illustrated.

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An Archaeology of Capitalism by Matthew Johnson

An Archaeology of Capitalism offers an account of landscape and material culture from the later Middle Ages to the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution. In tracing some of the roots of modernity back to the transformation of the countryside, this book seeks an innovative understanding of the transition between feudalism and capitalism, and does so through a unique synthesis of archaeology, economic, social and cultural history, historical geography and architectural history. Medieval and early modern archaeology has in the past focused on small-scale empirical contributions to the study of the period. The approach taken here is both wider-ranging and more ambitious. The author breaks down the dividing lines between archaeological and documentary evidence to provide a vivid reconstruction of pre-industrial material life and of the social and mental processes that came together in the post-medieval period in the transition towards modernity. Matthew Johnson is careful to avoid a simplifying evolutionary explanation, but rather sees the period in terms of a diversity of social and material practices evident in material traces - traces that survive and that, when reused in different contexts, came to mean different things.

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About Matthew Johnson


Matthew Johnson is Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Durham. His published work includes Housing Culture: Traditional Architecture in An English Landscape.

Table of Contents


Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Enduring Structures and Historical Understanding. 3. Understanding Enclosure. 4. Housing, Fields, Maps and Cultures. 5. Ordering the World. 6. Archaeologies of Authority. 7. Redefining the Domestic. 8. Thinking about Objects. Conclusion. Glossary. References. Index.

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GOR005810682
An Archaeology of Capitalism by Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson
Social Archaeology
Used - Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1995-12-18
260
1557863482
9781557863485
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.