Center for European Studies History Seminar: Capitalism in Chaos: A Conversation with Máté Rigó


Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 4:30pm to 5:45pm


Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA 02138
In his new book Capitalism in Chaos: How the Business Elites of Europe Prospered in the Era of the Great War (Cornell University Press, 2022), Máté Rigo's explores the impact of World War I on business life and traces the rise of “wartime millionaires,” who amassed their fortunes not despite, but because of, wartime destruction and the dissolution of empire. This seminar will discuss transnational history, the effects of the dissolution of empire on capitalism and the Great War’s significance for histories of globalization and deglobalization in the interwar period.