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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
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Jared Rubin, Chapman University
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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
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Rubin, Jared T.,
Dewey number
330.94
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in economics, choice, and society
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  • Europe, Western
  • Middle East
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Rule of law
  • Rule of law
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Rulers, religion, and riches : why the West got rich and the Middle East did not, Jared Rubin, Chapman University
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Contents
Propagation of rule: a theory of economic success and stagnation -- The propagation of rule -- Historical origins of rule propagation -- Applying the theory: why the West got rich and the Middle East did not -- Bans on taking interest -- Restrictions on the printing press -- Printing & the Reformation -- Success: England & the Dutch Republic -- Stagnation: Spain & the Ottoman Empire
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CR9781139568272
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1 online resource (xxi, 273 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781139568272
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(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
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CR9781139568272
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Rulers, religion, and riches : why the West got rich and the Middle East did not, Jared Rubin, Chapman University
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Mar 2017)
Contents
Propagation of rule: a theory of economic success and stagnation -- The propagation of rule -- Historical origins of rule propagation -- Applying the theory: why the West got rich and the Middle East did not -- Bans on taking interest -- Restrictions on the printing press -- Printing & the Reformation -- Success: England & the Dutch Republic -- Stagnation: Spain & the Ottoman Empire
Control code
CR9781139568272
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139568272
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781139568272

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