Grounded in modern economic theory but written in non-technical language accessible even to non-specialists, this comprehensive history highlights events that have contributed to prosperity and material well-being--that is, to "development"--as well as those that have resulted in continued "underdevelopment" for large areas of the world. The first half of the book surveys world history from ancient times to the eighteenth century, outlining the origins of Western prosperity. The second half investigates in detail the industrialization and urbanization that transformed Europe and America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Cameron places the contemporary world economy in broad historical perspective, making both the East-West rivalry and the North-South split more understandable. A valuable resource for scholars of economic history and economic development, it is also invaluable for upper division and graduate courses in economic history and economic development. With its predominantly narrative style, A Concise Economic History of the World will also be of great interest to non-specialist readers who want to know more about how the world came to be as it is.
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Rondo Cameron, William Rand Kenan University Professor of Economics, Emory University.Review:
"Very good combination of history and economics. I replaced two texts with this one!"--Robert P. Ross, Bloomsburg University
"I have long been an admirer of Professor Cameron's published scholarship. The topics he addresses are important and he writes with remarkable clarity and grace. The level of presentation is perfect for an undergraduate audience."-- Michael Moohr, Bucknell University
"I enjoyed reading through the book. I have used it as a required text for three years now. The use of maps throughout is excellent."-- Larry Neal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"This book fits well with an undergraduate course in European or World Economic history. The text is strongest in describing national rivalries and why nations rose and fell." -- Daniel R. Shiman, Oswego, State University of New York
"I am now even happier that I have consistently assigned (this book) in my classes. Cameron's interpretations of events always seem to me both sensible and consistent." --Richard N. Langlois, University of Connecticut
"A very good overview of the economic history of the world."--Giulio Gallarotti, Wesleyan University
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1991. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M019506996X
Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1991. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX019506996X