The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective

Valutazione media 3,8
( su 74 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780521687850: The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective

Why did the industrial revolution take place in eighteenth-century Britain and not elsewhere in Europe or Asia? In this convincing new account Robert Allen argues that the British industrial revolution was a successful response to the global economy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He shows that in Britain wages were high and capital and energy cheap in comparison to other countries in Europe and Asia. As a result, the breakthrough technologies of the industrial revolution - the steam engine, the cotton mill, and the substitution of coal for wood in metal production - were uniquely profitable to invent and use in Britain. The high wage economy of pre-industrial Britain also fostered industrial development since more people could afford schooling and apprenticeships. It was only when British engineers made these new technologies more cost-effective during the nineteenth century that the industrial revolution would spread around the world.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Recensione:

'Robert Allen has for decades been one of the broadest-ranging and most imaginative scholars in economic history. In this highly original and superbly-researched book, he has set new standards for the study of one of the most critical episodes of human history, the British Industrial Revolution. A must-read for scholars ranging from eighteenth-century history to the economics of modern growth.' Joel Mokyr, author of The Gifts of Athena and The Enlightened Economy

'This important book should be required reading for anyone seeking to understand the origins of the industrial revolution. It puts technological change centre stage and places success in invention firmly in the context of economic incentives and business realities that made 18th-century Britain different. This is a stellar demonstration of how subtle economic analysis informed by detailed historical knowledge can provide a persuasive new interpretation of a defining moment in world economic history.' Nicholas Crafts, Professor of Economic History, University of Warwick

'Bob Allen has written, in his usual transparent style, a brilliant book on two of the main questions of economics (or economic history): why did the Industrial Revolution happen in Great Britain, and why did it cause a fundamental break in long term economic development. He argues convincingly that relative prices - high nominal and real wages, and low energy costs - were fundamental in inducing British entrepreneurs and inventors to search for technological solutions that would be labour saving and energy (and capital) using, and that the same relative prices explain why this search process was successful on the British Isles, and much less so on the European Continent. He also demonstrates that, once this process of creative destruction was set in motion, the efficiency of the technologies increased so sharply, that they became highly competitive in different environments - and therefore, after 1820, began to revolutionize the world economy. One of the main strengths of the book is the intimate knowledge the author has acquired of both the technological processes involved, and the economics of industrialization - it is based on a perfect marriage between technological insights and economic analysis.' Jan Luiten van Zanden, author of The Long Road to the Industrial Revolution

'Robert Allen's analysis will delight many economists, for he deals in measurable factors such as wages and prices … This is a beautifully written book, the language as clear as a brook and with the same tumbling energy.' The Economist

'… the smartest thing I have read in at least a year.' Professor J. Bradford DeLong, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

'Robert C. Allen's The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective shows that it is still possible to say something new and important on this most crowded of topics, and to do so with lucidity.' Linda Colley, The Times Literary Supplement

'… stunningly good study of the Industrial Revolution … The book is well written and is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the origins of industrial change in the eighteenth century.' Historical Association

'This is the book you should use to teach the Industrial Revolution.' Journal of Economic History

'The relationship between shari'a and politics is obviously complex. Feldman's book provides an excellent starting point for a subject notoriously difficult and little understood. Feldman gives us a good place to start from, from, for it runs counter to most Western thinking on the subject.' The European Legacy

Descrizione del libro:

This landmark global economic history explains why the Industrial Revolution occurred in Britain by highlighting the ways in which Britain was different from other countries in Europe and Asia. Combining economic, social, technological and business history, Allen shows the importance of globalisation in explaining the divergence of East and West.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Robert C. Allen
Editore: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0521687853 ISBN 13: 9780521687850
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why did the industrial revolution take place in eighteenth-century Britain and not elsewhere in Europe or Asia? In this convincing new account Robert Allen argues that the British industrial revolution was a successful response to the global economy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He shows that in Britain wages were high and capital and energy cheap in comparison to other countries in Europe and Asia. As a result, the breakthrough technologies of the industrial revolution - the steam engine, the cotton mill, and the substitution of coal for wood in metal production - were uniquely profitable to invent and use in Britain. The high wage economy of pre-industrial Britain also fostered industrial development since more people could afford schooling and apprenticeships. It was only when British engineers made these new technologies more cost-effective during the nineteenth century that the industrial revolution would spread around the world. Codice libro della libreria AAA9780521687850

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,06
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Robert C. Allen
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521687853 ISBN 13: 9780521687850
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective, Robert C. Allen, Why did the industrial revolution take place in eighteenth-century Britain and not elsewhere in Europe or Asia? In this convincing new account Robert Allen argues that the British industrial revolution was a successful response to the global economy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He shows that in Britain wages were high and capital and energy cheap in comparison to other countries in Europe and Asia. As a result, the breakthrough technologies of the industrial revolution - the steam engine, the cotton mill, and the substitution of coal for wood in metal production - were uniquely profitable to invent and use in Britain. The high wage economy of pre-industrial Britain also fostered industrial development since more people could afford schooling and apprenticeships. It was only when British engineers made these new technologies more cost-effective during the nineteenth century that the industrial revolution would spread around the world. Codice libro della libreria B9780521687850

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,10
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,86
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Robert C. Allen
Editore: Cambridge University Press 2009-04-09, Cambridge (2009)
ISBN 10: 0521687853 ISBN 13: 9780521687850
Nuovi paperback Quantità: 5
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press 2009-04-09, Cambridge, 2009. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780521687850

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 21,84
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 5,20
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Robert C. Allen
Editore: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0521687853 ISBN 13: 9780521687850
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why did the industrial revolution take place in eighteenth-century Britain and not elsewhere in Europe or Asia? In this convincing new account Robert Allen argues that the British industrial revolution was a successful response to the global economy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He shows that in Britain wages were high and capital and energy cheap in comparison to other countries in Europe and Asia. As a result, the breakthrough technologies of the industrial revolution - the steam engine, the cotton mill, and the substitution of coal for wood in metal production - were uniquely profitable to invent and use in Britain. The high wage economy of pre-industrial Britain also fostered industrial development since more people could afford schooling and apprenticeships. It was only when British engineers made these new technologies more cost-effective during the nineteenth century that the industrial revolution would spread around the world. Codice libro della libreria AAA9780521687850

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 27,52
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Allen, Robert C.
Editore: Cambridge University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0521687853 ISBN 13: 9780521687850
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2009. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780521687850

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,81
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,69
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Robert C Allen
ISBN 10: 0521687853 ISBN 13: 9780521687850
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 3
Da
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Not Signed; Why did the industrial revolution take place in eighteenth-century Britain and not elsewhere in Europe or Asia? In this convincing new account Robert Allen argues that the British industrial revolution was a successful response to the global economy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He sh. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780521687850_rkm

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 25,97
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,86
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Allen, Robert C.
Editore: Cambridge University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0521687853 ISBN 13: 9780521687850
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2009. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria FM-9780521687850

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,49
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,40
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Allen, Robert C.
ISBN 10: 0521687853 ISBN 13: 9780521687850
Nuovi Quantità: 2
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97805216878500000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 29,96
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Allen, Robert C.
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521687853 ISBN 13: 9780521687850
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: 5
Da
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0521687853 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Codice libro della libreria 4805740

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 27,51
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,69
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Robert C. Allen
Editore: Cambridge University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0521687853 ISBN 13: 9780521687850
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 352 pages. 8.98x5.98x0.63 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria __0521687853

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 25,04
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,93
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro