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The European Miracle

The European Miracle
Environments, Economies and Geopolitics in the History of Europe and Asia

3rd Edition

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  • Date Published: August 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521527835

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  • 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 favored interaction between them, contrasting with the frustrating pattern of their interplay in the Ottoman empire, India and China. A new preface and afterword have been added for the third edition. Previous Edition Hb (1987): 0-521-33449-7 Previous Edition Pb (1987): 0-521-33670-8

    • Third edition of this important and ground-breaking book
    • Contains a comprehensive new afterword that offers a critical survey of recent literature on the subject
    • Addresses a historical puzzle that looms behind every study of industrialization and economic development
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    "It is one of the merits of this thoughtful and stimulating book that it will awaken insights even broader and more numerous than those presented in this pithy, concentrated work." Journal of Historical Geography

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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521527835
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 123 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 1 map 8 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Eurasia:
    1. Environmental and social conjectures
    2. Disasters and capital accumulation
    Part II. Europe:
    3. Technological drift
    4. The discoveries and ghost acreage
    5. The market economy
    6. The states system
    7. Nation-states
    Part III. The World:
    8. Beyond Europe
    Part IV. Asia:
    9. Islam and the Ottoman Empire
    10. India and the Mughal Empire
    11. China and the Ming and Manchu Empires
    Part V. Eurasia:
    12. Summary and comparison
    Annotated bibliographical guide
    Bibliography and supplementary guide
    Index.

  • Author

    Eric Jones, University of Melbourne

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