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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.Read more
- A concise and accessible examination of a wide range of established models used to explain long-term economic change
- A non-technical and non-mathematical exposition of these theories, written specifically for students of economic history
- Uses examples from European and Asian history over the early modern period
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"...this slim volume offers an introduction for students to comparative models explaining economic development....The clarity of exposition allows the neophyte student immediately to grasp the essential nature of and essential differences among principal models." John P. Powelson, The Journal of Asian Studies
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- Date Published: November 1995
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521557849
- length: 94 pages
- dimensions: 215 x 137 x 7 mm
- weight: 0.13kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
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
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