By Rondo E. Cameron
Grounded in glossy monetary idea yet written in non-technical language available even to non-specialists, this finished historical past highlights occasions that experience contributed to prosperity and fabric well-being--that is, to "development"--as good as those who have ended in persevered "underdevelopment" for big parts of the realm. the 1st half the publication surveys international heritage from precedent days to the eighteenth century, outlining the origins of Western prosperity. the second one part investigates intimately the industrialization and urbanization that remodeled Europe and the USA within the 19th and 20th centuries. Cameron locations the modern international economic system in wide historic point of view, making either the East-West competition and the North-South cut up extra comprehensible. A worthwhile source for students of financial heritage and fiscal improvement, it's also worthy for top department and graduate classes in financial historical past and fiscal improvement. With its predominantly narrative kind, A Concise monetary heritage of the World can be of serious curiosity to non-specialist readers who need to know extra approximately how the area got here to be because it is.
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