ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Colonial Foundations of Western Capitalism

Shreeram Krishnaswami This essay attempts to explore the socio-economic impact of colonialism on western societies. The first part of the paper deals with the impact of colonialism on the transition from feudalism to capitalism in western Europe from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. The essay goes on to address the impact on capital accumulation and capitalist development.

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