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The Resource The long divergence : how Islamic law held back the Middle East, Timur Kuran

The long divergence : how Islamic law held back the Middle East, Timur Kuran

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The long divergence : how Islamic law held back the Middle East
Title
The long divergence
Title remainder
how Islamic law held back the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Timur Kuran
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the year 1000, the economy of the Middle East was at least as advanced as that of Europe. But by 1800, the region had fallen dramatically behind--in living standards, technology, and economic institutions. In short, the Middle East had failed to modernize economically as the West surged ahead. What caused this long divergence? And why does the Middle East remain drastically underdeveloped compared to the West? In The Long Divergence, one of the world's leading experts on Islamic economic institutions and the economy of the Middle East provides a new answer to these long-debated questions. T
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuran, Timur
Dewey number
330.956
Index
index present
LC call number
HC415.15
LC item number
.K87 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Economic development
  • Islamic law
  • Islam
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Islamic law
  • Economic development
  • Economic history
  • Economic policy
  • Islam
  • Middle East
  • Islam
  • Recht
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • Naher Osten
  • Moyen-Orient
Label
The long divergence : how Islamic law held back the Middle East, Timur Kuran
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The puzzle of the Middle East's economic retardation -- Analyzing the economic role of Islam -- Commercial life under Islamic rule -- Stagnation of Islamic commercial organization -- Constraining features of the Islamic inheritance system -- The absence of the corporation in Islamic law -- Barriers to the emergence of a Middle Eastern business corporation -- Credit markets without banks -- The Islamization of non-Muslim economic life -- The ascent of the Middle East's religious minorities -- Origins and fiscal impact of the capitulations -- Foreign privileges as facilitators of impersonal exchange -- The absence of Middle Eastern consuls -- Did Islam inhibit economic development?
Control code
677980445
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 405 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836017
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • 22573/cttvp8f
  • 0ec984af-08c0-4c39-99ff-311bc4ec11d3
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)677980445
Label
The long divergence : how Islamic law held back the Middle East, Timur Kuran
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The puzzle of the Middle East's economic retardation -- Analyzing the economic role of Islam -- Commercial life under Islamic rule -- Stagnation of Islamic commercial organization -- Constraining features of the Islamic inheritance system -- The absence of the corporation in Islamic law -- Barriers to the emergence of a Middle Eastern business corporation -- Credit markets without banks -- The Islamization of non-Muslim economic life -- The ascent of the Middle East's religious minorities -- Origins and fiscal impact of the capitulations -- Foreign privileges as facilitators of impersonal exchange -- The absence of Middle Eastern consuls -- Did Islam inhibit economic development?
Control code
677980445
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 405 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836017
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttvp8f
  • 0ec984af-08c0-4c39-99ff-311bc4ec11d3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)677980445

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