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Growth Recurring Economic Change in World History

ISBN-10: 0472067281

ISBN-13: 9780472067282

Edition: 2nd 2000

Authors: Eric L. Jones

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This important book compares the growth achieved in Japan and Europe with the frustrated growth in the major societies of mainland Eurasia. More broadly, it is about the conflict in world history between economic growth and political greed. Eric Jones proposes two fundamentally new frameworks. One replaces industrial revolution or great discontinuity as the source of change and challenges the reader to accept early periods and non-western societies as vital to understanding the growth process. The second offers a new explanation in which tendencies for growth were omnipresent but were usually--though not always--suppressed. Finally, the erosion of these negative factors is discussed, explaining the rise of a world economy in which growth has recurred and East Asia takes a prominent place. Eric Jones has written a substantial new introduction for this edition, which includes discussions of early evidence of growth episodes and the relation of these points to the Industrial Revolution, and the relevance of the East Asian "miracle" to his thesis.
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 8/21/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction
How It All Really Began: A know-all's guide to the industrial revolution
Economic growth as virgin birth
Overcoming the Primal Forces: Intimations of ancient growth
The case of Sung China
An Anatomy of Frustration: The mills of God
Conquests
Derivative effects
The lethargic state
Growth Recurring: Japan
Europe
Summary and conclusion
Notes
Select bibliographical guide
Bibliography
Index