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Mokyr, Joel
The enlightened economy : an economic history of Britain, 1700-1850 / Joel Mokyr
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HC254.5 .M649 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 18th century
Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 19th century
Subject(s) Industrial revolution -- Great Britain
Enlightenment -- Great Britain
Physical Description x, 564 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [490]-532) and index
Contents Prologue: the British economy in 1700 -- Enlightenment and economy -- Useful knowledge and technology -- An enlightened political economy -- Enlightenment and the industrial revolution -- The origins of British technological leadership -- Technological change in the industrial revolution -- Britain and the world: an open economy -- Agriculture in the age of enlightenment -- The service sectors: commerce and transport -- The service sectors: finance and personal services -- progress and productivity -- Demographic transformation in the age of enlightenment -- Gender and family in an enlightened economy -- Factories and firms in an age of technological progress -- Social norms and a civil economy -- Formal institutions: the state and the economy -- Living standards and inequality -- The results: the British economy in 1850
Series New economic history of Britain

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