Online Round Table Discussion on Alejandro Stanziani's "Capital Terre"

Event, online, 9 May 2022

The Commodity Frontiers Initiative hosts a round table discussion on Alessandro Stanziani’s recent monograph Capital Terre Une histoire longue du monde d'après (XIIe-XXIe siècle). This important book is prefaced by Thomas Piketty and offers us a global focus tracing the history of capitalism over the long term. Stanziani suggests ways to reconcile economic and demographic growth, social justice and environmental protection, with particular attention to agricultural production and food, so that all of us can enjoy the fruits of the earth (Capital Terre), which after all is our common good.

Stanziani’s book has a direct bearing on the questions addressed by the Commodity Frontiers network and we are therefore happy that we could organise this round table. Alessandro Stanziani will briefly introduce his book. Laure Bazzoli (Université Lumière Lyon-2), Benoit Daviron (CIRAD Montpellier) and Ulbe Bosma (International Institute of Social History) will then share their views.

The webinar will be moderated by Hanne Cottyn (University of York).

This webinar is an open-to-the-public event. If you want to attend, please send an email to Jacqueline Rutte from the International Institute of Social History, via

Capital Terre is available both in print and as e-book in French. For registered participants the table, the intro and part of chapter 11 in English are available.