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Christopher Clark
Christopher Clark is a professor of modern European history and a fellow of St. Catharine's College at the University of Cambridge, UK. He is the author of Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947, among other books. show more

Christopher Clark is a professor of modern European history and a fellow of St. Catharine's College at the University of Cambridge, UK. He is the author of Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947, among other books.
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: summer-2014, published-2014, radio-4, war, wwi, politics, nonfiction, fradio, balkan-root Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from June 20 to 27, 2014 BOTWhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03th7pnDescription: Professor Christopher Clark unpicks the complex sequence of events dur...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it 5 years ago
Well I'm relieved I finally finished reading this. Despite a very interesting & good writing, it's still a heavy weight book to go through, especially for new German history reader. Midway I realized that I could've help myself more by making notes on the peopple & time frame, etc. But then perhaps ...
DanAllosso
DanAllosso rated it 5 years ago
Clark’s account of the transition from a “subsistence-surplus” economy to “rural capitalism” in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts is built around his observation that it was not an ideological shift that prompted this change, but “the search for livelihoods and security.” A balanced intro...
DanAllosso
DanAllosso rated it 5 years ago
An overview of the “market revolution” period Clark described in detail in western Massachusetts in The Roots of Rural Capitalism. Clark outlines six areas he thinks hold the most interest: families and households, work and labor, new social structures and elites that emerge “from the interactions ...
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