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Author Jones, E. L. (Eric Lionel), author.

Title The European miracle : environments, economies, and geopolitics in the history of Europe and Asia / Eric Jones
Edition 3rd ed
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2003


Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 301 pages) : maps
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book
Contents Eurasia. Environmental and social conjectures -- Disasters and capital accumulation -- Europe. Technological drift -- The discoveries and ghost acreage -- The market economy -- The states system -- Nation-states -- The World. Beyond Europe -- Asia. Islam and the Ottoman Empire -- India and the Mughal Empire -- China and the Ming and Manchu Empires -- Eurasia. Summary and comparison
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 this 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. For the third edition Professor Jones has added a new Preface and Afterword
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-293) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Economic history.
Politisches System
Economische geschiedenis.
Economische groei.
Europe -- Economic conditions.
Asia -- Economic conditions.
Europe -- Conditions économiques.
Asie -- Conditions économiques.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002035083
ISBN 9780511817700