Why Europe?

Why Europe?

The Medieval Origins of Its Special Path

eBook - 2010
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Why did capitalism and colonialism arise in Europe and not elsewhere? Why were parliamentarian and democratic forms of government founded there? What factors led to Europe's unique position in shaping the world? Thoroughly researched and persuasively argued, Why Europe? tackles these classic questions with illuminating results. Michael Mitterauer traces the roots of Europe's singularity to the medieval era, specifically to developments in agriculture. While most historians have located the beginning of Europe's special path in the rise of state power in the modern era, Mitterauer establishes it.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780226532387
0226532380
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxiv, 406 pages)
Additional Contributors: Chapple, Gerald

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