Skip to main content

Pre-Industrial Societies

Anatomy of the Pre-Modern World

Patricia Crone

Eminent historian Patricia Crone defines the common features of a wide range of pre-industrial societies, from locations as seemingly disparate as the Mongol Empire and pre-Columbian America, to cultures as diverse as the Ming Dynasty and seventeenth-century France. In a lucid exploration of the characteristics shared by these societies, the author examines such key elements as economic organization, politics, culture, and the role of religion. An essential introductory text for all students of history, Pre-Industrial Societies provides readers with all the necessary tools for gaining a substantial understanding of life in pre-modern times. In addition, as a perceptive insight into a lost world, italso acts as a starting point for anyone interested in the present possibilities and future challenges faced by our own global society.

  • Publication date: July 2, 2015
  • ISBN: 9781780747415
  • RRP: £16.99
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication date: July 2, 2015
  • ISBN: 9781780748047
  • RRP: £5.99
  • Pages: 214

Patricia Crone

Patricia Crone is Mellon Professor of Islamic history at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA. She is the editor of Oneworld’s Makers of the Muslim World series.

Author page

Sign up to our newsletter

Sign up to our newsletters to find out more about our latest books and offers, straight to your inbox.
Name(Required)
Select mailing lists