An Economic History of Nineteenth-Century Europe - Berend, Ivan (University of California, Los Angeles)
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A transnational survey of the economic development of Europe, exploring why some regions advanced and some stayed behind.
This new transnational survey explores the regional differences which shaped the economic trajectory of European nations. Presenting a clear explanation of the historical causes of advancement and backwardness, Ivan Berend integrates social, political, institutional and cultural factors, engaging in debates about the relative roles of knowledge, the state and institutions.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
A transnational survey of the economic development of Europe, exploring why some regions advanced and some stayed behind.
This new transnational survey explores the regional differences which shaped the economic trajectory of European nations. Presenting a clear explanation of the historical causes of advancement and backwardness, Ivan Berend integrates social, political, institutional and cultural factors, engaging in debates about the relative roles of knowledge, the state and institutions.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Cambridge University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 540
  • Erscheinungstermin: 15. November 2012
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 249mm x 179mm x 35mm
  • Gewicht: 1056g
  • ISBN-13: 9781107689992
  • ISBN-10: 1107689996
  • Artikelnr.: 36137509
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction; Part I. Gradual Revolution: 1. From merchant to industrial capitalism in Northwestern Europe; Part II. Successful Industrial Transformation of the West: 2. Knowledge and the entrepreneurial state; 3. Agriculture, transportation, and communication; 4. The organisation of business and finance; 5. Three versions of successful industrialization; 6. The miracle of knowledge and the state: Scandinavia; 7. Demographic revolution, transformation of life and standard of living; 8. The Europeanization of Europe; Part III. The Peripheries: Semi-Success or Failure of Modern Transformation: 9. The 'sleeping' peripheries, traditional institutions and values; 10. The Western sparks that ignite modernization; 11. Advantage from dependence: Central Europe, the Baltic Area, Finland and Ireland; 12. Profiting from foreign interests: the Mediterranean and Russia; 13. The predator Leviathan in peasant societies: the Balkans and the borderlands of Austria-Hungary; Epilogue: economic disparity - and alternative postwar economic regimes; References.
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'A masterful survey that puts the history back in economic history. It will make an outstanding textbook for undergraduate courses in nineteenth-century European economic history.' George Grantham, McGill University