A Concise Economic History of the World: From Paleolithic Times to the Present

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Oxford University Press, 1993 - Business & Economics - 454 pages
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This classic book offers a broad sweep of economic history from prehistoric times to the present, and explores the disparity of wealth among nations. Now in its fourth edition, A Concise Economic History of the World includes expanded coverage of recent developments in the European Union, transition economies, and East Asia.
 

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Contents

Economic History and Economic Development
3
2 Economic Development in Ancient Times
20
Economic Development in Medieval Europe
44
4 NonWestern Economies on the Eve of Western Expansion
78
5 Europes Second Logistic
95
6 Economic Nationalism and Imperialism
130
7 The Dawn of Modern Industry
162
The Development and Diffusion of Technology
197
11 The Growth of the World Economy
275
12 Strategic Sectors
303
13 Overview of the World Economy in the Twentieth Century
324
14 International Economic Disintegration
347
15 Rebuilding the World Economy
371
The World Economy at the End of the Twentieth Century
395
Annotated Bibliography
407
Index
435

The Institutional Framework
211
Latecomers and NoShows
249

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