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ISBN: 9780691168883
Per Boek Wijzer Auteur: Joel Mokyr

Taal: engels


THE ORIGINS OF THE MODERN ECONOMY DURING THE LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, innovations in Europe triggered the Industrial Revolution and the sustained economic progress that spread across the globe. While much has been made of the details of the Industrial Revolution, what remains a Mystery is why it took place at all. Why did this revolution begin in the West and not elsewhere, and why did it continue, leading to today's unprecedented prosperity? In this groundbreaking book, celebrated economic historian Joel Mokyr argues that a culture of growth specific to early modern Europe and the European Enlightenment laid the foundations for the scientific advances and pioneering inventions that would instigate explosive technological and economic development. Bringing together economics, the history of science and technology, and models of cultural evolution, Mokyr demonstrates that culture—the beliefs, values, and preferences in society that are capable of changing behavior—was a deciding factor in societal transformations. Mokyr looks at the period 1500-1700 to show that a politically fragmented Europe fostered a competitive "market for ideas" and a willingness to investigate the secrets of nature. At the same time, a transnational community of brilliant thinkers known as the "Republic of Letters" freely circulated and distributed ideas and writings. This political fragmentation and the supportive intellectual environment explain how the Industrial Revolution happened in Europe but not China, despite similar levels of technology and intellectual activity In Europe, heterodox and creative thinkers could find sanctuary in other countries and spread their thinking across borders. In contrast, China's version of the Enlightenment remained controlled by the ruling elite. Combining ideas from economics and cultural evolution, A Culture of Growth provides startling reasons for why the foundations of our modern economy were laid in the mere two centuries between Columbus and Newton.
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  • library_books Kenmerken
    NUR 800
    Aantal pagina's 400
    Afmetingen 24,4 x 16,5 x 3,1 cm
    Auteur Joel Mokyr
    Bindwijze Hardcover
    Category Boeken
    Category Geschiedenis
    Category Economie
    Category Business development
    Category Economie & Bedrijf
    Category Geschiedenis & Maatschappij
    Druk 1
    EAN 9780691168883
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Economie & Bedrijf>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Geschiedenis & Maatschappij><Geschiedenis>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Economie & Bedrijf><Economie>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Economie & Bedrijf><Business development>
    Illustraties Nee
    ISBN10 0691168881
    ISBN13 9780691168883
    Taal Engelstalig
    Verschijningsdatum 2016-12-01
    Verschijningsdatum 2016-11-11
  • label Onderwerpen