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First published in 1900, as part of the Cambridge Historical Series, this book presents a discussion of the economic and industrial development of Western Europe from medieval times onwards. The text covers a broad range of periods and societies, beginning with the origins of Christendom and moving through to the impact of the Industrial Revolution. Throughout, the intention is 'to show how the material progress of the human race has been carried on and affected by one great polity after another'. Striking connections are drawn during this narrative, providing a comprehensive overview of economic change. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in perspectives on Western civilization and economic history.
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- Date Published: June 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107624146
- length: 314 pages
- dimensions: 203 x 127 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.34kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Book IV. Christendom:
1. The foundations of society
2. Natural and money economy
3. Christian relations with heathens and Moslems
Book V. Nationalities:
2. The intervention of capital
3. Rival commercial empires
Book VI. The Expansion of Western Civilisation:
1. The industrial revolution
2. General tendencies and particular conditions
Appendix. The transplantation of arts and institutions
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