The Economic Crisis of the Seventeenth Century after Fifty Years

  title={The Economic Crisis of the Seventeenth Century after Fifty Years},
  author={Jan Jetty de Vries},
  journal={Journal of Interdisciplinary History},
  • Jan Jetty de Vries
  • Published 2009
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary History
  • Since its introduction more than fifty years ago, the concept of a general seventeenth-century crisis has met with skepticism from most historians of Europe. Yet this historiographical latecomer persists as a seemingly necessary feature of early modern periodization. The economic contraction of the era is broadly accepted, but the crisis concept makes a larger claimthat the economic reversals led, ultimately, to a regrouping, a transformation of basic patterns and possibilities of European… CONTINUE READING
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