Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Brenner Debate: Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-industrial Europe (Past and Present Publications)” as Want to Read:
The Brenner Debate: Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-industrial Europe (Past and Present Publications)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Brenner Debate: Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-industrial Europe (Past and Present Publications)

by
3.81  ·  Rating details ·  48 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Robert Brenner's article on the agrarian class structure and economic development of pre-industrial Europe, originally published in 1976, has inspired much debate. This collection assembles the essays that together comprise one of the most significant historical controversies of recent years.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 18th 2002 by Cambridge University Press (first published October 31st 1985)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Brenner Debate, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Brenner Debate

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Katie
2.5 stars.

This is a frustrating book about an interesting subject. The Brenner Debate is the disagreement among historians over precisely how the transition from feudalism to capitalism occurred, and what its primary instigator was. It got going back in 1974 when Robert Brenner published an author decrying the population determinism of "Neo-Malthusians": basically arguing that most historians had put far too much weight on population shifts to explain long-term, structural economic changes. Suc
...more
Joshua
Apr 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Intense debate. Lots of hurt feelings, lots of awesome economic history.
Zachary
Apr 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
aka The Bible
Steven Lee
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
'The Brenner Debate: Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-Industrial Europe' is a collection of academic paper exploring the transition from feudalism to modernity/capitalism.

Robert Brenner wrote a paper, 'Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-Industrial Europe' in 1974. He argued that the demographic/Malthusian explanation for the end of feudalism was flawed in a number of key ways. Instead, he positions the development of class consciousness/identity. Br
...more
Erik Lee
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You don't have to subscribe to everything Brenner argues before coming to appreciate him as a scholar.

Having had the pleasure of sitting under perhaps one of the most distinguished Marxist scholars of today, I was able to engage both the scholar and the man behind the "mode of production" theory.

This volume is comprised of perspectives from various scholars in support of and opposed to Brenner's Marxist theory. It is helpful, therefore, to read Brenner's thesis carefully--perhaps twice--before
...more
Peter
Apr 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This book is dense, thick, and perhaps even viscous... sometimes painfully so, but is worth the trouble.
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
Available from Hillman
Jochen
rated it liked it
Jan 17, 2018
Michael Taylor
rated it did not like it
Sep 05, 2011
Liu
rated it it was amazing
Jul 29, 2017
Sagnik Saha
rated it liked it
Jul 02, 2013
John Blanton
rated it it was amazing
Jul 20, 2015
Miguel Sedamano
rated it it was amazing
Feb 26, 2014
Jim Plank
rated it really liked it
Jun 16, 2009
Luigi Di Mare Volio
rated it really liked it
Feb 06, 2012
Erin
rated it did not like it
Feb 07, 2016
Natxo Cruz
rated it liked it
Oct 07, 2011
Adam
rated it it was amazing
Feb 17, 2016
Yavuz
rated it really liked it
Oct 25, 2014
Matt Giles
rated it it was amazing
Mar 13, 2007
Mandi
rated it did not like it
Oct 12, 2014
DFT1789
rated it it was amazing
Apr 13, 2013
Tiarnan O
rated it really liked it
May 23, 2016
Chris Bolling
rated it really liked it
Nov 26, 2017
Mark Koyama
rated it it was amazing
Jul 07, 2015
Quinn
rated it liked it
May 17, 2017
Emanuel Santos
rated it it was amazing
Nov 06, 2015
Max
rated it really liked it
Apr 09, 2011
Joel Aaltonen
rated it really liked it
May 13, 2017
Oisín Gilmore
rated it it was amazing
Nov 20, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
0 followers
Trevor Henry Aston (1925-1985). Professor of medieval history and long time editor of the journal Past and Present.
More about T.H. Aston

Nonfiction Deals

  • Hope and Other Luxuries: A Mother's Life with a Daughter's Anorexia
    $19.99 $2.99
  • Manic: A Memoir
    $12.99 $1.99
  • Who Gets What — and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design
    $9.99 $2.99
  • The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures
    $19.99 $1.99
  • Without a Doubt
    $5.99 $2.49
  • The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking
    $9.99 $3.99
  • Paris Letters
    $14.99 $2.99
  • Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm
    $13.74 $1.99
  • My Cross to Bear
    $11.24 $1.99
  • The Warrior Ethos
    $6.99 $1.99
  • A Chance in this world
    $5.99 $0.99
  • It's Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness
    $13.99 $1.99
  • A Deadly Game: The Untold Story of the Scott Peterson Investigation
    $14.99 $1.99
  • Everyday Zen
    $11.24 $1.99
  • In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Somebody Else's Kids
    $7.99 $1.99
  • Maude
    $2.99 $1.49
  • Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History
    $10.99 $1.99
  • Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food (Revised Edition)
    $13.99 $1.99
  • The Rational Optimist (P.S.)
    $14.49 $2.99
  • Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive & Creative Self
    $13.99 $2.99
  • Of Wolves and Men (Scribner Classics)
    $9.99 $1.99
  • God: A Story of Revelation
    $8.74 $1.99
  • Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book
    $10.95 $1.99
  • The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BC - 1492 AD
    $13.99 $2.99
  • I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen
    $11.74 $1.99
  • Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to Be Noticed
    $9.99 $2.99
  • I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
    $11.99 $1.99
  • The Imaginary Girlfriend
    $14.99 $1.99
  • Things I've Been Silent About
    $4.99 $1.99
  • GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love
    $8.49 $2.99
  • The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Dharma Punx: A Memoir
    $11.49 $1.99
  • Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings
    $10.99 $1.99
  • Queens Consort: England's Medieval Queens from Eleanor of Aquitaine to Elizabeth of York
    $9.99 $1.99