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An Economic History of Europe

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This concise and accessible introduction to European economic history focusses on the interplay between the development of institutions and the generation and diffusion of knowledge-based technologies. The author challenges the view that European economic history before the Industrial Revolution was constrained by population growth outstripping available resources. He ...more
ebook, 271 pages
Published January 28th 2010 by Cambridge University Press
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Timothy Chklovski
Oct 08, 2014 Timothy Chklovski rated it it was amazing
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This book has two strengths, those of perspective and style:
- it inculcates the emphasis on the long term, putting many modern concerns in historical perspective. For instance, recent developments in financial instruments, even including cryptocurrency, fit the long-term trajectory of convenient and trustworthy instruments of exchange and store of value (as discussed in Chapter 7).

- it is written in a lively, pedagogically effective style -- it poses questions (for instance, why did farming init
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