Rethinking the Industrial Revolution
Five Centuries of Transition from Agrarian to Industrial Capitalism in England
Žmolek offers the first in-depth study of the evolution of English manufacturing from the feudal and early modern periods within the context of the development of agrarian capitalism. With an emphasis on the relationship between Parliament and working Britons, this work challenges readers to 'rethink' the perception of the role of the state in the first industrial revolution as passive.
"...Žmolek's book is a superb read and is a remarkable piece of scholarship. He has a unparallelled grasp of the material, both in terms of the historical record and his understanding of contemporary analyses of the subject under discussion. This book will undoubtedly be debated and studied for many years." —ResoluteReader