Written for the layman as well as the economic historian this famous and much-used book not only presents a general synthesis of the pattern of European industrialisation; it also provides material for a comparative study by illustrating, in separate case studies, the specific characteristics of development in Britain, France, Germany, Russia and Italy.
Table of Contents
Preface. Preface to second edition. 1. British and European Industrialisation. 2. Agrarian Revolution and Industrialisation. 3. French Economic Development - a Paradox. 4. The Rise of Industrial Germany. 5. The Modernisation of Tsarist Russia. 6. Italy - the Disadvantaged Latecomer. 7. Britain 1870-1914: a Pioneer under Pressure. Appendix. Bibliograhical note. References and quotations. Index.