THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION by Karl Polanyi

THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A weighty treatise, whose importance and merits can be judged adequately only by students, experts and authorities in the fields of economics, social, political and international history, in that it is an exhaustive study of the collapse of the 19th century civilization whose end has come in our time. Here, in terms of the social sciences, is told the history of the industrial revolution with its seed of the market pattern, long distance trade, and labor, land and money becoming fictitious commodities, with the Speenhamland Law of 1795 forcing complexities on society, to the end of danger of total disruption through the eventual evolution of fascism. A tracing of critical periods, of the changeover from one economic system to another, a detailed following of the trends of events, theories, processes and actions and their ensuing strains. Difficult reading which wont reach a general market.

Pub Date: April 13th, 1944
ISBN: 080705643X
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart