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Why Europe Was First: Social Change and Economic Growth in Europe and East Asia 1500-2050
For most of its history Europe was a thoroughly average part of the world: poor, uncouth, technologically and culturally backward. By contrast, China was always far richer, more sophisticated and advanced. Yet it was Europe that first became modern, and by the nineteenth century China was struggling to catch up. This book explains why. Why did Europe succeed and why was Ch ...more
ebook, 428 pages
Published March 7th 2007 by Anthem Press
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