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The European Miracle

Author : E. L. Jones
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Why did modern states and economies develop first in the peripheral and late-coming culture of Europe? This historical puzzle looms behind every study of industrialization and economic development. In his analytical and comparative work Eric Jones sees the economic condition forming where natural environments and political systems meet: Europe's economic rise is explained as a favoured interaction between them, contrasting with the frustrating pattern of their interplay in the Ottoman empire, India and China. For the second edition Professor Jones has added a new introduction and an updated bibliographical guide.

The European Miracle

Author : Eric Jones
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Why modern states and economies developed in Europe first, and later in India and China.

The Colonizer s Model of the World

Author : J. M. Blaut
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This influential book challenges one of the most pervasive and powerful beliefs of our time--that Europe rose to modernity and world dominance due to unique qualities of race, environment, culture, mind, or spirit, and that progress for the rest of the world resulted from the diffusion of European civilization. J. M. Blaut persuasively argues that this doctrine is not grounded in the facts of history and geography, but in the ideology of colonialism. Blaut traces the colonizer's model of the world from its 16th-century origins to its present form in theories of economic development, modernization, and new world order.

The Eurasian Miracle

Author : Jack Goody
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The idea of long-term European dominance is characteristic of most evolutionary theories of human culture and society in the nineteenth century. It was commonly believed that there was a natural progression from Antiquity through Feudalism to Capitalism which could not have taken place elsewhere. Today there are many who still believe that this progression was part of a European miracle that underlay the rise to global supremacy of the West. In this short book Jack Goody systematically dismantles this Eurocentric view of the world. He argues that we need to look, not for a European miracle, but rather for a Eurasian miracle that went back to the Urban Revolution of the Bronze Age, that affected the Near East, India and China well before Europe and that was much advanced by the adoption of writing. Under these conditions we find a long-term exchange of information between East and West, and the dominance of one followed by the dominance of the other - in other words, alternation rather than dominance. There were measures during the Renaissance in Europe that made for continuous growth, especially the secularization of learning, but it appears that the period of Western supremacy is now coming to an end and that we are about to experience a further alternation in favour of the East.

A Miracle Mirrored

Author : Karel Davids
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A 1996 comparative study of the Netherlands from the late sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century.

Rethinking the Union of Europe Post Crisis

Author : Giandomenico Majone
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Provocative and timely examination of European integration and the specific methods that lead to a hazardous monetary union. Includes a deeper investigation of the specific crisis of monetary integration and argues how integration might be more effectively achieved with inter-jurisdictional competition.

Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies

Author : John Bell
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The Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies provides a forum for the scrutiny of significant issues in European Union Law, the Law of the Council of Europe, and Comparative Law with a "European" dimension, and particularly those which have come to the fore during the year preceding publication. The contributions appearing in the collection are commissioned by the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS) Cambridge, which is the research Centre of Cambridge University Law Faculty specialising in European legal issues. The papers presented are all at the cutting edge of the fields which they address, and reflect the views of recognised experts drawn from the University world, legal practice, and the civil services of both the EU and its Member States. Inclusion of the comparative dimension brings a fresh perspective to the study of European law, and highlights the effects of globalisation of the law more generally, and the resulting cross fertilisation of norms and ideas that has occurred among previously sovereign and separate legal orders. The Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies is an invaluable resource for those wishing to keep pace with legal developments in the fast moving world of European integration. INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS Please click on the link below to purchase individual chapters from Volume 7 through Ingenta Connect: www.ingentaconnect.com SUBSCRIPTION TO SERIES To place an annual online subscription or a print standing order through Hart Publishing please click on the link below. Please note that any customers who have a standing order for the printed volumes will now be entitled to free online access. www.hartjournals.co.uk/cyels/subs Editorial Advisory Board: Albertina Albors-Llorens, Catherine Barnard, John Bell, Alan Dashwood, Simon Deakin, David Feldman, Richard Fentiman, Angus Johnston, Claire Kilpatrick, Joanne Scott, Tony Smith, John Spencer Founding Editors: Alan Dashwood and Angela Ward

Spain Europe and the Spanish Miracle 1700 1900

Author : David R. Ringrose
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A challenging re-examination of Spanish history, questioning orthodoxies about Spain's economy and society.

The Fading Miracle

Author : Herbert Giersch
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This updated paperback edition describes West German economic policy from the late 1940s to the present.

Agriculture and the Industrial Revolution

Author : Eric Lionel Jones
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"A Halsted Press book." Includes bibliographical references.

1492

Author : James Morris Blaut
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An important and provocative text which will profoundly affect the way we look at the evolution of the third world, at development and underdevelopment.

The Political Economy of Merchant Empires

Author : James D. Tracy
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This book focuses on why Europe became the dominant economic force in global trade between 1450 and 1750.

Growth Recurring

Author : Eric Lionel Jones
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A study of the conflict in world history between economic growth and political greed. It proposes that early periods and non-western societies are vital to understanding the growth process.

The Oxford History of Modern Europe

Author : T. C. W. Blanning
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Written by eleven contributors of international standing, this book offers a readable and authoritative account of Europe's turbulent history from the French Revolution in the late eighteenth century to the present day. Each chapter portrays both change and continuity, revolutions and stability, and covers the political, economic, social, cultural, and military life of Europe. This book provides a better understanding of modern Europe, how it came to be what it is, and where it may be going in the future.

Eight Eurocentric Historians

Author : James Morris Blaut
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This text examines and critiques the work of a diverse group of Eurocentric historians who have strongly shaped our understanding of world history. It provides invaluable insights and tools for readers across a range of disciplines.

Nationalising and Denationalising European Border Regions 1800 2000

Author : Hans Knippenberg
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During the last two centuries, the political map of Europe has changed considerably. More recently, there are remarkably contrasting tendencies concerning the functions and densities of borders. The borders inside the European Union lost their importance, whereas Central and Eastern Europe saw the birth of a multitude of new state borders. The long-term study of border regions, therefore, is a fascinating subject for geographers, historians, social scientists, and political scientists. The main thesis of this book is that the rise of the modern nation-state reinforced the separating function of state borders by nationalising the people on both sides of it. This process gained strength in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and was challenged in the second half of this century by processes of supra-national integration, globalisation and the revolution in communication and transport, as the case studies from different parts of Europe of this book will show. Audience: This book will be of interest to academics, researchers and practitioners in geography, history, political sciences, European studies and East-European studies.

The Record of Global Economic Development

Author : Eric Lionel Jones
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The Record of Global Economic Development analyses the long-term and current economic forces which promote or impede globalisation, drawing on the experience of economic history to help interpret major trends in modern economies.

European Perceptions of Islam and America from Saladin to George W Bush

Author : P. O'Brien
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This book considers European perceptions of their rivals throughout history from the Islamic civilization between the first Crusade in 1095 and the final Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1683 to the United States of America from independence in 1776 until the present and investigates Europe's capacity to lead the world.

The Rise of the Atlantic Economies

Author : Ralph Davis
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The Rise of the Atlantic Economies surveys the economic history of Spain, the Netherlands, France, and England and of the colonies they established, or had dealings with, in North and South America from the beginnings of Portuguese exploration in the fifteenth century to the American Revolution.

Cosmopolitan Europe

Author : Ulrich Beck
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Completes the trilogy on 'cosmopolitan realism'. "The Cosmopolitan Vision" develops the theoretical perspective which in "Power in the Global Age" is applied to key issues concerning the postnational legitimation of political power and, finally, in "Cosmopolitan Europe", is tested against a special case, the unknown Europe.