The Rise of the Western World: A New Economic History

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Cambridge University Press, 1973 - Business & Economics - 170 pages
In some respects this is intended to be a revolutionary book, but in other respects it is very traditional indeed. It is revolutionary in that we have developed a comprehensive analytical framework to examine and explain the rise of the Western world; a framework consistent with and complementary to standard neo-classical economic theory. Since the book is written to be understandable (and hopefully interesting) for those without prior economic training, we have avoided the jargon of the profession and attempted to be as clear and as straightforward as possible.
 

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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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