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Author Jones, E. L. (Eric Lionel)

Title The European miracle : environments, economies, and geopolitics in the history of Europe and Asia / E.L. Jones
Edition Third edition
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  330.9402 Jon/Eme 2003  AVAILABLE
 MELB  330.9402 Jon/Eme 2003  AVAILABLE
Description xxxix, 301 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Environmental and social conjectures -- 2. Disasters and capital accumulation -- 3. Technological drift -- 4. The Discoveries and ghost acreage -- 5. The market economy -- 6. The states system -- 7. Nation-states -- 8. Beyond Europe -- 9. Islam and the Ottoman Empire -- 10. India and the Mughal Empire -- 11. China and the Ming and Manchu Empires -- 12. Summary and comparison -- Annotated bibliographical guide to Eurasian economic history in the very long term
Summary Why did modern states and economies develop first in the peripheral and late-coming culture of Europe? This historical puzzle looms behind every study of industrialization and economic development. In his analytical and comparative work Eric Jones sees the economic condition forming where natural environments and political systems meet: Europe's economic rise is explained as a favoured interaction between them, contrasting with the frustrating pattern of their interplay in the Ottoman empire, India and China
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Asia -- Economic conditions.
Europe -- Economic conditions.
LC no. 2002035083
ISBN 052152783X (paperback)