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The Little Divergence

Summary : A “great divergence” between the economies of Western Europe and East Asia had unambiguously occurred by 1800. However, there’s a growing body of opinion that this was preceded by a “little divergence” (or “lesser divergence”?) which might have started … Continue reading

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Height in the Dark Ages

Everything went to hell after the fall of the Roman empire — at least in the western part. Literacy collapsed; roads were no longer maintained; interregional trade pretty much died out; barbarian marauders from the north preyed on the weak … Continue reading

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