The Rise of the Western World: A New Economic History

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Cambridge University Press, 1973 - Business & Economics - 170 pages
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First published in 1973, this is a radical interpretation, offering a unified explanation for the growth of Western Europe between 900 A. D. and 1700, providing a general theoretical framework for institutional change geared to the general reader.
 

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Contents

1 The Issue
1
2 An Overview
9
3 Property Rights in Land and Man
19
4 Economic Conditions at the End of the Early Middle Ages
25
A Frontier Movement
33
6 ThirteenthCentury Europe
46
7 The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
71
8 Fiscal Policy and Property Rights
91
9 The Early Modern Period
102
10 France and Spain The AlsoRans
120
11 The Netherlands and Successful Economic Growth
132
12 England
146
Epilogue
157
Bibliography
159
Index
169
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