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A farewell to alms : a brief economic history of the world, Gregory Clark

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A farewell to alms : a brief economic history of the world
Title
A farewell to alms
Title remainder
a brief economic history of the world
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Clark
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution - and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it - occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? Why didn't industrialization make the whole world rich - and why did it make large parts of the world even poorer? In A Farewell to Alms, Gregory Clark tackles these profound questions and suggests a new and provocative way in which culture - not exploitation, geography, or resources - explains the wealth, and the poverty, of nations." "A sobering challenge to the idea that poor societies can be economically developed through outside intervention, A Farewell to Alms may change the way global economic history is understood."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1957-
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Clark, Gregory
Dewey number
330.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • The Princeton economic history of the western world.
  • The Princeton economic history of the Western world
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Economic history
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A farewell to alms : a brief economic history of the world, Gregory Clark
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Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-407) and index
Contents
1. Introduction : the sixteen-page economic history of the world -- Pt. I. The Malthusian trap : economic life to 1800 -- 2. The logic of the Malthusian economy -- 3. Living standards -- 4. Fertility -- 5. Life expectancy -- 6. Malthus and Darwin : survival of the richest -- 7. Technological advance -- 8. Institutions and growth -- 9. The emergence of modern man -- Pt. II. The industrial revolution -- 10. Modern growth : the wealth of nations -- 11. The puzzle of the industrial revolution -- 12. The industrial revolution in England -- 13. Why England? : why not China, India, or Japan? -- 14. Social consequences -- Pt. III. The great divergence -- 15. World growth since 1800 -- 16. The proximate sources of divergence -- 17. Why isn't the whole world developed? -- 18. Conclusion : strange new world
Control code
000041543925
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 420 p.
Isbn
9780691141282
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007015166
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
A farewell to alms : a brief economic history of the world, Gregory Clark
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-407) and index
Contents
1. Introduction : the sixteen-page economic history of the world -- Pt. I. The Malthusian trap : economic life to 1800 -- 2. The logic of the Malthusian economy -- 3. Living standards -- 4. Fertility -- 5. Life expectancy -- 6. Malthus and Darwin : survival of the richest -- 7. Technological advance -- 8. Institutions and growth -- 9. The emergence of modern man -- Pt. II. The industrial revolution -- 10. Modern growth : the wealth of nations -- 11. The puzzle of the industrial revolution -- 12. The industrial revolution in England -- 13. Why England? : why not China, India, or Japan? -- 14. Social consequences -- Pt. III. The great divergence -- 15. World growth since 1800 -- 16. The proximate sources of divergence -- 17. Why isn't the whole world developed? -- 18. Conclusion : strange new world
Control code
000041543925
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 420 p.
Isbn
9780691141282
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007015166
Other physical details
ill., maps

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