Technology, Skills and the Pre-Modern Economy in the East and the West

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Technology, Skills and the Pre-Modern Economy investigates how technological skills and knowledge were reproduced and disseminated in the advanced agrarian societies of China, India, Russia and Europe in the centuries before the Industrial Revolution. The book offers regional surveys of Europe, China and India, as well as comparative studies of building, porcelain manufacturing, instrument making, printing, and shipbuilding. The authors engage with the on-going debate about the `great divergence' between Asia and Europe, ...

Technology, Skills and the Pre-Modern Economy in the East and the West 2013, Brill, Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789004245358

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