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Pre-industrial society

Common Attributes: – Limited production – Extreme agricultural economy – Limited division of labor – Limited variation of social classes – Parochialism Economic Systems: – […]

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Common Attributes:
– Limited production
– Extreme agricultural economy
– Limited division of labor
– Limited variation of social classes
– Parochialism

Economic Systems:
– Hunter gather society
– Commodity market
– Mercantilism
– Subsistence agriculture
– Subsistence

Labor Conditions:
– Harsh working conditions prevalent
– Static society before Industrial Revolution
– Child labour existed
– Dirty living conditions
– Long working hours uncommon

Bibliography:
– Grinin, L. 2007. Periodization of History
– The Industrial Revolution and Economic Growth by R.M. Hartwell
– Pre-industrial Economic Growth by Karl Gunnar Persson

Environmental Impact:
– Paris Agreement aims to limit global warming
– Pre-industrial era environmental conditions
– No defined end date for pre-industrial era

Pre-industrial society (Wikipedia)

Pre-industrial society refers to social attributes and forms of political and cultural organization that were prevalent before the advent of the Industrial Revolution, which occurred from 1750 to 1850. Pre-industrial refers to a time before there were machines and tools to help perform tasks en masse. Pre-industrial civilization dates back to centuries ago, but the main era known as the pre-industrial society occurred right before the industrial society. Pre-Industrial societies vary from region to region depending on the culture of a given area or history of social and political life. Europe was known for its feudal system and the Italian Renaissance.

"Tartar Agriculturalist": A Chinese farmer using an ox to pull a scratch plow

The term "pre-industrial" is also used as a benchmark for environmental conditions before the development of industrial society: for example, the Paris Agreement, adopted in Paris on 12 December, 2015 and in force from 4 November, 2016, "aims to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels." The date for the end of the "pre-industrial era" is not defined.

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