Capitalism's Past

An Inquiry into the Possibility of Pre-Modern Capitalism

The Publishers

Capitalism’s Past? is published by Networks and Neighbours, an imprint of Punctum Books.

Networks and Neighbours (N&N) is an international research project dedicated to the study of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. To this end, N&N runs symposia, conferences and other events, publishes essays and reviews, and soon books and new editions. N&N is entirely no-fees Open-Access, non-profit, and all events, programs and series that we run and sponsor are free of charge.

N&N is constituted by scholars from around the globe. We encourage participation from diverse perspectives and institutional frameworks, and strive for a complementing collection of advanced students, junior researchers and senior academics in dialogue freely and openly, without barriers – whether territorial, linguistic, national, or other.

For more about N&N see our profile page.


Punctum Books, originally founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2011, and with editorial offices in Santa Barbara (USA) and The Hague (Netherlands), is an independent, not-for-profit, public benefit, 501(c)(3) corporation (application pending) registered in Santa Barbara, California. It is an open-access publisher dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual inquiry and writing across a whimsical para-humanities assemblage (in which assemblage you will find humanists keeping rowdy and thought-provoking company with social scientists, scientists, multi/media specialists, artists, architects, and designers). Punctum has a special fondness for neo-traditional and unconventional scholarly work that productively twists and/or ignores academic norms, with a special emphasis on books that fall length-wise between the article and the monograph—id est, novellas, in one sense or another. Punctum also takes in strays of any variety. This is a space for the imp-orphans of your thought and pen, an ale-serving church for little vagabonds.


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