Continuity, Chance and Change: The Character of the Industrial Revolution in England / Edition 1

Continuity, Chance and Change: The Character of the Industrial Revolution in England / Edition 1

by E. A. Wrigley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521396573

ISBN-13: 9780521396578

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Industrial Revolution produced the modern world, a world of increased affluence, longevity, urbanization, and travel. This book illuminates how the great surge of economic growth that determined these changes was not expected, and often went unnoticed. The author begins by discussing the kind of substantial economic growth that was predicted at the time, and

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Overview

The Industrial Revolution produced the modern world, a world of increased affluence, longevity, urbanization, and travel. This book illuminates how the great surge of economic growth that determined these changes was not expected, and often went unnoticed. The author begins by discussing the kind of substantial economic growth that was predicted at the time, and goes on to cover the growth that was unexpected. The link between these two types of growth is presented in the context of English economic growth between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries and leads the author to challenge convincingly the conventional view that the Industrial Revolution was a simple, unitary, and consciously progressive phenomenon. .E.A. Wrigley is Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University. He is the author of several books, among them, Population and History (McGraw-Hill) The Population History of England (CUP) and Continuity, Chance and Change (CUP).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521396578
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables; Introduction; 1. Definitions and concepts; 2. The advanced organised economy; 3. The mineral-based energy economy; 4. Numbers and notions; References; Index.

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