A farewell to alms [electronic resource] : a brief economic history of the world / Gregory Clark.

Author
Clark, Gregory, 1957- [Browse]
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Book
Language
English
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Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2007.
Description
xii, 420 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-407) and index.
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Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, MPublishing, 2013. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet.
Contents
  • Introduction : the sixteen-page economic history of the world
  • The logic of the Malthusian economy
  • Material living standards
  • Fertility
  • Life expectancy
  • Malthus and Darwin : survival of the richest
  • Technological advance
  • Institutions and growth
  • The emergence of modern man
  • Modern growth : the wealth of nations
  • The puzzle of the industrial revolution
  • The industrial revolution in England
  • Why England? Why not China, Japan or India?
  • Social consequences
  • World growth since 1800
  • The proximate sources of divergence
  • Why isn't the whole world developed?
  • Conclusion : strange new world.
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