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The Resource The Origins of backwardness in Eastern Europe : economics and politics from the Middle Ages until the early twentieth century, edited by Daniel Chirot, (electronic resource)

The Origins of backwardness in Eastern Europe : economics and politics from the Middle Ages until the early twentieth century, edited by Daniel Chirot, (electronic resource)

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The Origins of backwardness in Eastern Europe : economics and politics from the Middle Ages until the early twentieth century
Title
The Origins of backwardness in Eastern Europe
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economics and politics from the Middle Ages until the early twentieth century
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edited by Daniel Chirot
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Language
eng
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DLC
Dewey number
330.947
LC call number
HC244
LC item number
.O65 1989
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Chirot, Daniel
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  • Europe, Eastern
  • Europe, Eastern
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Reaching back centuries, this study makes a convincing case for very deep roots of current Eastern European backwardness. Its conclusions are suggestive for comparativists studying other parts of the world, and useful to those who want to understand contemporary Eastern Europe's past. Like the rest of the world except for that unique part of the West which has given us a false model of what was "normal," Eastern Europe developed slowly. The weight of established class relations, geography, lack of technological innovation, and wars kept the area from growing richer. In the nineteenth century the West exerted a powerful influence, but it was political more than economic. Nationalism and the creation of newly independent aspiring nation-states then began to shape national economies, often in unfavorable ways. One of this book's most important lessons is that while economics may limit the freedom of action of political players, it does not determine political outcomes. The authors offer no simple explanations but rather a theoretically complex synthesis that demonstrates the interaction of politics and economics
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The Origins of backwardness in Eastern Europe : economics and politics from the Middle Ages until the early twentieth century, edited by Daniel Chirot, (electronic resource)
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Papers originally presented at a conference in June 1985 at Bellagio, Italy
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000216430
Dimensions
24 cm.
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unknown
Extent
ix, 260 p.
Isbn
9780520064218
Lccn
88029090
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000216430
Label
The Origins of backwardness in Eastern Europe : economics and politics from the Middle Ages until the early twentieth century, edited by Daniel Chirot, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Papers originally presented at a conference in June 1985 at Bellagio, Italy
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000216430
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 260 p.
Isbn
9780520064218
Lccn
88029090
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000216430

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