By S. R. Epstein
This booklet deals the 1st survey of relatives among city and kingdom throughout Europe among the Black loss of life and the Enlightenment. 13 especially commissioned chapters supply entire insurance, from Spain to Sweden, and from the Polish Commonwealth to the Netherlands and Italy. each one bankruptcy analyzes its nation within the gentle of contemporary debates on country formation, urbanization, protoindustrialization, and the nearby personality of premodern monetary progress. The creation discusses the historiographical and theoretical framework for systematic comparability, emphasizing how substitute political configurations may set nations on diversified paths to development.