Capitalism's Past

An Inquiry into the Possibility of Pre-Modern Capitalism

The Publisher

Capitalism’s Past? is published by Networks and Neighbours, an affiliate of the Punctum Books imprint Gracchi 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, and publishes essays and reviews. 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.

Gracchi Books is an open-access publisher in Medieval Studies and related subjects. It is a formal imprint of Punctum Books, which is also run by medievalists, and based at UC Santa Barbara. Gracchi is entirely no-fees OA, and authors maintain equal rights to their work. Books are published simultaneously as e-books that are free to download and as paperback print books available for purchase at fair cost.

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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