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Before and Beyond Divergence

The Politics of Economic Change in China and Europe

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$57.50 • £46.95 • €52.00

ISBN 9780674057913

Publication Date: 04/01/2011


290 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

4 maps, 3 tables


  • Preface
  • Introduction: Miracles, Myths, and Explanations in Economic History
  • 1. Space and Politics
  • 2. Population, Resources, and Economic Growth
  • 3. Formal and Informal Mechanisms for Market Development
  • 4. Warfare, Location of Manufacturing, and Economic Growth in China and Europe
  • 5. Credit Markets and Economic Change
  • 6. Autocrats, War, Taxes, and Public Goods
  • 7. Political Economies of Growth, 1500–1950
  • Conclusion: Findings, Methods, and Implications
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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