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Wilfrid Laurier University
Leigh Morrison

Historical origins of Sociology  During this period, two specific changes stand out:  First, was the transformation in the economic structure of society taking place during the transition from feudal to industrial society  This transition is called the great transformation  Second, were the changes taking place in the political structure of society. This occurred as a result of the French Revolution in 1789. This changes the class system of French society and altered the structure of society inequality th o Due to social inequality the French revolution occurred - in the 18 century there was the one percent who had all the power and the 99 percent who worked in the agricultural business in order to support themselves Economy is the most important part Historical origins of Sociological Theory  As a result of the ‘great transformation’ several things happened  First, by 1830 the new industrial economies had replaced the old feudal economics of the preceding period. Industrial production thus replaced agricultural production  Second, the mechanical discoveries necessary for industrial production made Europe the workshop of the world. For the first time, populations began to be centered in cities. This led to rapid developments in commerce, science and industry.  As these changes began to take effect, the old feudal economies began to dissolve  As a result, people
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