Freedom and Growth: The Rise of States and Markets in Europe, 1300-1750 (Hardback) book cover

Freedom and Growth

The Rise of States and Markets in Europe, 1300-1750

By S.R. Epstein

© 2001 – Routledge

240 pages

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In discussions on European pre-modern economic growth, the role of individual freedom and of the state has loomed large. This book examines whether different kinds of 'freedoms' (absolutist, parliamentary and republican) caused different economic outcomes, and shows the effect of different political regimes on long term development. It thus offers new answers to debates on the transition from feudalism to capitalism and on the causes of pre-industrial growth and divergence.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General