A Concise Economic History of the World

A Concise Economic History of the World : From Paleolithic Times to the Present

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This book highlights events and policies that have contributed to prosperity and material well-being throughout the world - as well as those that have resulted in continued "underdevelopment" for many nations. The first half of the book surveys world history (with an emphasis on Europe) from ancient times to the end of the 18th century, seeking the underlying reasons for Europe's (and America's) higher living standards. The second half investigates in greater detail the related processes of industrialization and urbanization that transformed Europe, America and the world in the 19th and 20th centuries.show more

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  • Hardback | 451 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 1,111.3g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • half-tones, line illustrations, maps
  • 0195046773
  • 9780195046779

Table of contents

Economic history and economic development; Economic development in ancient times; Economic development in medieval Europe; Non-Western economies on the eve of western expansion; Europe's second logistic; Economic nationalism and imperialism; The dawn of modern industry; Economic development in the nineteenth century: Basic determinants; Patterns of growth: The early industrializers; Patterns of growth: Late-comers and no-shows The growth of world economy; Strategic sectors (Agriculture, banking, government); The world economy in the twentieth century: Overview; International economic disintegration; Rebuilding the world economyshow more

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