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The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy

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The Great Divergence brings new insight to one of the classic questions of history: Why did sustained industrial growth begin in Northwest Europe, despite surprising similarities between advanced areas of Europe and East Asia? As Ken Pomeranz shows, as recently as 1750, parallels between these two parts of the world were very high in life expectancy, consumption, product and factor markets, and the strategies of households. Perhaps most surprisingly, Pomeranz demonstrates that the Chinese and Japanese cores were no worse ...

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The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy
2001, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691090108

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The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy
2000, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691005430

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