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Growth and Interaction in the World Economy: The Roots of Modernity

Опубликовано на портале: 20-08-2007
Изд-во: AEI Press, 2005, 93 с.
In this study, Angus Maddison explores the causes of the West’s economic growth over the last 2,000 years and contrasts it with the economic history of the rest of the world. Maddison explores the impact of Western conquest on the Americas and analyzes the indigenous and external forces that hindered advance in Asia and Africa. He debunks the notion that the Western ascension originated in the industrial revolution in England in the late eighteenth century. His unique analysis suggests that Western Europe overtook Chinese levels of per-capita income in the fourteenth century, in sharp contrast to the prevailing scholarship asserting that China was ahead of Europe until 1800. Growth and Interaction in the World Economy provides guidance on the broad contours of development, which complements qualitative analysis that, on its own, cannot clearly identify the timing and scope of economic changes.

Introduction

PART I WHY AND WHEN DID THE WEST GET RICH?

Changes in the Momentum of Growth over the Long Term

The Divergence between the “West” and the “Rest”

The Driving Forces That Explain the Acceleration of Western Growth since 1820

The Roots of Modernity: Fundamental Features

Underlying Western Ascension, 1000–1820

Four Major Intellectual and Institutional Changes in the West before 1820

The Locus of Technical Change, 1000–1820

The Scientific Revolution

PART II THE EUROPEAN TRANSFORMATION OF THE AMERICAS, 1500–1820

The European Encounter and Its Impact

European Gains from the Americas

Spanish Policy and Institutions

Portuguese Policy and Institutions

Characteristics of Dutch, British, and French Colonialism in the Caribbean

British North America

PART III THE INTERACTION BETWEEN ASIA AND EUROPE, 1500–1820

The Advent of the Europeans

The Impact of Asian Trade on Europe

The Impact of Europe on Asia

Chinese Characteristics Affecting Economic Performance

Indian Characteristics Affecting Economic Performance

PART IV THE CONTOURS OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT

Egypt

The Maghreb

Black Africa

The European Encounter with Africa


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