1991 Hard Cover First Edition Good +/Good + 8vo 0631167978 Dust jacket unclipped. DJ edges & bottom of some pages damp stained. Black cloth with bright gilt lettering on spine.
No inscription. 192 pages. This wide-ranging book offers a re-appraisal of the origins and nature of technological change, a subject which has long been at the heart of debates over industrialization and economic growth. How and why does technological change occur? What is the relationship between technology and economic growth, and between technological change and the social and political context in which it takes place? These are some of the questions addressed. A distinguished team of international contributors focuses here on technological change in Europe, drawing upon the experiences of several countries, including England, France, Italy and Germany. The book's opening chapter provides an overview of the main causes of technological advance in western Europe before 1870. Subsequent chapters consider: the relationship between
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