The Enlightened Economy: Britain and the Industrial Revolution, 1700-1850

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The Enlightened Economy: Britain and the Industrial Revolution, 1700-1850 - Mokyr, Joel
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Why did Western countries become so much wealthier than the rest of the world? What explains the huge rise in incomes during the Industrial Revolution - and why did Britain lead the way? In the years between the Glorious Revolution and the Great Exhibition, the British economy was transformed. Joel Mokyr's landmark history offers a wholly new perspective for understanding Britain's extraordinary rise during the Industrial Revolution, showing how intellectual, rather than material, forces were the driving force behind it. ...

The Enlightened Economy: Britain and the Industrial Revolution, 1700-1850 2011, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140278170

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