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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.

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DUIN 6NHOAQEI1UT

GTIN 9780691180960

Release Date 10.07.2018

Language English

Pages 416

Culture of Growth

The Origins of the Modern Economy

£17.97

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