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- DescriptionFor over thirty years David S. Landes's The Unbound Prometheus has offered an unrivalled history of industrial revolution and ecomic development in Europe. Now, in this updated edition, the author reframes and reasserts his original arguments in the light of debates about globalisation and comparative ecomic growth. The book begins with a classic account of the characteristics, progress, and political, ecomic and social implications of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, France and Germany. Professor Landes here raises the much-debated question: why was Europe the first to industrialise? He then charts the ecomic history of the twentieth-century: the effect of the First World War in accelerating the dissolution of the old international ecomy; the ecomic crisis of 1929-32; Europe's recovery and unprecedented ecomic growth following the Second World War. He concludes that only by continuous industrial revolution can Europe and the world sustain itself in the years ahead.
- Author BiographyDavid Landes is Emeritus Professor of Economics and History at Harvard University and the author of The Wealth and Poverty of Nations (1998).
- Author(s)David S. Landes
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication26/06/2003
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, black & white tables
- Weight890 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine37 mm
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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