The Enlightened Economy: An Economic History of Britain 1700-1850

  title={The Enlightened Economy: An Economic History of Britain 1700-1850},
  author={J. Mokyr},
  • J. Mokyr
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • This book focuses on the importance of ideological and institutional factors in the rapid development of the British economy during the years between the Glorious Revolution and the Crystal Palace Exhibition. Joel Mokyr shows that we cannot understand the Industrial Revolution without recognizing the importance of the intellectual sea changes of Britain's Age of Enlightenment. In a vigorous discussion, Mokyr goes beyond the standard explanations that credit geographical factors, the role of… CONTINUE READING
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