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The Resource Rulers, religion, and riches : why the West got rich and the Middle East did not, Jared Rubin, Chapman University

Rulers, religion, and riches : why the West got rich and the Middle East did not, Jared Rubin, Chapman University

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Rulers, religion, and riches : why the West got rich and the Middle East did not
Title
Rulers, religion, and riches
Title remainder
why the West got rich and the Middle East did not
Statement of responsibility
Jared Rubin, Chapman University
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For centuries following the spread of Islam, the Middle East was far ahead of Europe. Yet, the modern economy was born in Europe. Why was it not born in the Middle East? In this book Jared Rubin examines the role that Islam played in this reversal of fortunes. It argues that the religion itself is not to blame; the importance of religious legitimacy in Middle Eastern politics was the primary culprit. Muslim religious authorities were given an important seat at the political bargaining table, which they used to block important advancements such as the printing press and lending at interest. In Europe, however, the Church played a weaker role in legitimizing rule, especially where Protestantism spread (indeed, the Reformation was successful due to the spread of printing, which was blocked in the Middle East). It was precisely in those Protestant nations, especially England and the Dutch Republic, where the modern economy was born. -- Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
330.94
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC240
LC item number
.R78 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in economics, choice, and society
Label
Rulers, religion, and riches : why the West got rich and the Middle East did not, Jared Rubin, Chapman University
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Propagation of rule : a theory of economic success and stagnation. The propagation of rule -- Historical origins of rule propagation -- Part II. Applying the theory : why the West got rich and the Middle East did not. Bans on taking interest -- Restrictions on the printing press -- Printing and the Reformation -- Success : England and the Dutch Republic -- Stagnation : Spain and the Ottoman Empire -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 273 pages
Isbn
9781108400053
Lccn
2016045144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027280863
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)960641970
Label
Rulers, religion, and riches : why the West got rich and the Middle East did not, Jared Rubin, Chapman University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Propagation of rule : a theory of economic success and stagnation. The propagation of rule -- Historical origins of rule propagation -- Part II. Applying the theory : why the West got rich and the Middle East did not. Bans on taking interest -- Restrictions on the printing press -- Printing and the Reformation -- Success : England and the Dutch Republic -- Stagnation : Spain and the Ottoman Empire -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 273 pages
Isbn
9781108400053
Lccn
2016045144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027280863
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)960641970

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