Coggan, Philip,

More : the 10,000-year rise of the world economy / Philip Coggan. - xiii, 466 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Philip Coggan takes us from the ancient mountains of North Wales through Grand Central station and the great civilizations of Mesopotamia to the factories of Malaysia, showing how changes in agriculture, finance, technology, work, and demographics have driven the progress of human civilization. It's the story of how trade became broader and deeper over thousands of years, how governments have influenced economies, for good or ill, and how societies have repeatedly tried to tame and harness finance. This book shows how, at every step of our long journey, it was the connection between people that resulted in more trade, more specialization, more freedom, and ultimately, more prosperity.

1781258082 9781781258088 1788163850 9781788163859


GBB9J5854 bnb

019634727 Uk

Economic history.

HC21 / .C64 2020