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    The global economy : a concise history / edited by Franco Amatori, Andrea Colli.
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    Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business, [2020]
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  • Economic history.
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  • Commerce -- History.
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  • Industrial revolution -- History.
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  • Economic development -- History.
  • ISBN: 
    9780367265076
    0367265079
    9780367265083
    0367265087
    9780429293559
    Description: 
    xiii, 332 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
    Contents: 
    The structural characteristics of preindustrial economies -- The "great divergence" -- New players, new institutions -- The Industrial Revolution: technology and society -- Why Europe? why Britain? -- An unstoppable process -- A new world balance -- The Western model and its limits -- The first phase of globalization -- The Great War: the end of a world -- The post-war years: the age of insecurity -- The crisis of capitalism -- State intervention -- The Second World War: "creative destruction" -- Prosperity at last -- Decolonization: lights and (Many) shadows -- From Keynes to neoliberalism -- Third world, "third worlds" -- The end of a great dream -- Unstable leadership -- Europe in search of an identity -- The globalized world -- A different kind of crisis? -- In praise of history.
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    The Global Economy: a Concise History traces the history of global economy over the past thousand years. In doing so, it explores all the main waves of globalization, from the trade revolution of the Middle Ages, to the Great and Little Divergence between the West and the East, as well as the North and the South of the World. This book examines the Industrial Revolution and the World Wars, and their respective consequences, as well as the interaction between technological shifts and the transition in geopolitical equilibria. The last chapters are dedicated to an in-depth examination of the transformation which occurred in the global economy after 1989. The chronological structure of the book is designed to help students memorize and understand key events. This book also discusses broader themes, such as convergence-divergence, growth and decline, development, and industrial revolutions. This will make it of interest not only to students and academics, but to all readers wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the history and current state of the global economy. (Publisher)
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    First published by Giappichelli editore, Torino, Italy in 2017.
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