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The Economy of Europe in an Age of Crisis, 1600-1750 - Jan de Vries

The Economy of Europe in an Age of Crisis, 1600-1750

Paperback Published: 10th January 1977
ISBN: 9780521290500
Number Of Pages: 300

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By relating economic changes to the political backdrop, The Economy of Europe in an Age of Crisis, 1600-1750 describes and analyzes the economic civilisation of Europe in the last epoch before the Industrial Revolution. The author makes a special effort to apply economic reasoning to the economic forces of the period and challenges some longstanding opinions about what was and was not important in explaining economic performance. The significance of this study rests in its identification of the ways a 'traditional' society developed its economy despite the absence of the obvious growth factors of the nineteenth century. The approach is consciously comparative: problems of interpretation are identified; research not yet available elsewhere is incorporated into the text; and examples are drawn from minor as well as major countries in western and central Europe. Topics dealt with include the development of agriculture and industry, foreign and regional trade, urbanization, a study of demand in explaining economic growth, the bourgeoisie, and the state.

The age of crisis
The agrarian economies on divergent paths
Restructuring industry
The dynamism of trade
Urbanization and regional trade
Capitalism creating its own demand
Capital accumulation and the bourgeoisie
Mercantilism, absolutism, and economic growth
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ISBN: 9780521290500
ISBN-10: 0521290503
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 10th January 1977
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.97  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.41