Explaining Long-Term Economic Change / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
This book provides an introduction to, and critical review of, the competing models that have been developed to explain long-term and large-scale economic change. An acquaintance with these models is necessary for an understanding of the processes that produced the foundations for the modern pattern of global production and distribution. Drawing examples from European and Asian history in the early modern period, the author presents an accessible and nontechnical exposition that will be invaluable to students of economic history.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; 1. Models, theories and history; 2. Market explanations of economic change; 3. The environment; 4. Population: the importance of people; 5. Deus ex machina? Technology and science; 6. Institutions and change: theory and history; 7. Development as exploitation?; 8. Review and preview; Notes; Bibliography; Index.