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Author Clark, Gregory, 1957- author.

Title A farewell to alms : a brief economic history of the world / Gregory Clark.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2007.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 420 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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Series The Princeton economic history of the western world
Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-407) and index.
Contents Introduction : the sixteen-page economic history of the world -- The logic of the Malthusian economy -- Material living standards -- Fertility -- Life expectancy -- Malthus and Darwin : survival of the richest -- Technological advance -- Institutions and growth -- The emergence of modern man -- Modern growth : the wealth of nations -- The puzzle of the industrial revolution -- The industrial revolution in England -- Why England? Why not China, Japan or India? -- Social consequences -- World growth since 1800 -- The proximate sources of divergence -- Why isn't the whole world developed? -- Conclusion : strange new world.
Summary Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution--and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it--occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? Why didn't industrialization make the whole world rich--and why did it make large parts of the world even poorer? Economic historian Clark tackles these questions and suggests a new and provocative way in which culture--not exploitation, geography, or resources--explains the wealth, and the poverty, of nations.--From publisher description.
Note Print version record.
Subject Economic history.
Histoire économique.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Economic Conditions.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Comparative.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economic Conditions.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economic History.
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
History. (OCoLC)fst00958235
Culturele verschillen.
Sociaal-economische aspecten.
Industriële revolutie.
Industrielle Revolution
Kulturelle Entwicklung
Räumliche Disparität
Wirtschaft -- Geschichte.
Industrielle Revolution.
Histoire économique -- 1750-1918.
Histoire économique -- 20e siècle.
Révolution industrielle -- Origines.
Développement économique -- Origines.
Economics -- history.
Chronological Term Geschichte 1000 v. Chr.-2000 n. Chr
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Clark, Gregory, 1957- Farewell to alms. Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2007 9780691121352 (DLC) 2007015166 (OCoLC)123029809
ISBN 9781400827817 (electronic bk.)
1400827817 (electronic bk.)
0691121354 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780691121352 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000053261785
DEBSZ 430860889
NLGGC 326434453
NZ1 13340980
NZ1 15180857

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