Exceptionalism and industrialisationExceptionalism and industrialisation: Britain and its European rivals, 1688-1815
Leandro Prados de la Escosura (Editor)
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Cambridge, 2004.
ISBN: 0521793041 ISBN13: 9780521793049 LCC: HC254.5 Edition: (hb.)
Summary:"This book explores the question of British exceptionalism in the
period from the Glorious Revolution to the Congress of Vienna.
Leading historians examine why Great Britain emerged from years of
sustained competition with its European rivals in a discernible
position of hegemony in the domains of naval power, empire, global
commerce, agricultural efficiency, industrial production, fiscal
capacity and advanced technology. They deal with Britain's unique
path to industrial revolution and distinguish four themes on the
interactions between its emergence as a great power and as the first
industrial nation."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes:"This volume originated in a conference held in March 26-27, 2001 in
Madrid, on 'Britain and Its Rivals' ... to honour ... Patrick Karl
O'Brien, ... [and] sponsored by Fundacin̤ BBVA"--P. xv.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 294-323) and index.
Britain's economic ascendancy in a European context / Robert C. Allen
-- Comparative patterns of colonial trade: Britain and its rivals /
Javier Cuenca Esteban -- European farmers and the British
agricultural revolution / James Simpson -- Precocious British
industrialisation: a general-equilibrium perspective / N.F.R. Crafts
and C. Knick Harley -- The European origins of British technological
predominance / Christine MacLeod -- Invention in the industrial
revolution: the case of cotton / James Thomson -- Continental
responses to British innovations in the iron industry during the
eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries / Rainer Fremdling -- The
monetary, financial and political architecture of Europe, 1648-1815 /
Larry Neal -- Towards the comparative fiscal history of Britain and
France during the long eighteenth century / Richard Bonney -- Money
and economic development in eighteenth-century England / Forrest
Capie -- Naval power: what gave the British navy superiority? /
Daniel A. Baugh -- Institutional change and British supremacy,
1650-1850: some reflections / Stanley L. Engerman -- Laudatio
patritii. Patrick O'Brien and European economic history / Gianni
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