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The British industrial revolution in global perspective

Why did the industrial revolution take place in 18th century Britain and not elsewhere in Europe or Asia? Robert Allen argues that the British industrial revolution was a successful response to the global economy of the 17th and 18th centuries
Print Book, English, 2009
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2009
xi, 331 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780521868273, 9780521687850, 0521868270, 0521687853
The Industrial Revolution and the pre-industrial economy
I: The pre-industrial economy
The high-wage economy of pre-industrial Britain
The agricultural revolution
The cheap energy economy
Why England succeeded
II: The Industrial Revolution
Why was the Industrial Revolution British?
The steam engine
Coke smelting
Inventors, enlightenment and human capital
From Industrial Revolution to modern economic growth