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2. The rise of the West

2. The rise of the West  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0002
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Why has the world become increasingly unequal? ‘The rise of the West’ looks at how geography, institutions, culture, technological change, globalization, and economic policy have played a ... More
5. The great empires

5. The great empires  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0005
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‘The great empires’ considers the role of globalization and de-industrialization in the destruction of manufacturing industries in the Ottoman, Chinese, Indian, and Russian empires. Three ... More
6. The Americas

6. The Americas  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0006
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‘The Americas’ illustrates the different development trajectories of North and South America that run back to the colonial period and are rooted in geography and demography. The ... More
7. Africa

7. Africa  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0007
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9780199596652
African poverty is not new. Sub-Saharan Africa was the poorest region of the world in 1500, and it remains so despite the increase in income per head that has occurred. ‘Africa’ aims to ... More
9. Big Push industrialization

9. Big Push industrialization  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0009
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9780199596652
‘Big Push industrialization’ describes the way some countries were able to grow so fast and catch up with the West in the 20th century. It was by constructing all of the elements of an ... More
1. The great divergence

1. The great divergence  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199596652
‘The great divergence’ considers gross domestic product (GDP) and standards in living to show the prosperity gap between rich and poor countries. The present division between rich and poor ... More
Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert C. Allen

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778087
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.001.0001
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book
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9780199596652
Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction considers the wealth and economic history of countries worldwide. Why are some countries rich and others poor? The various ... More

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