January 30, 2006

Quote of the Day

Western technological superiority has deep historical roots, and can only be understood if at all by an analysis that is willing to look back centuries, even millenia.
Joel Mokyr, The Lever of Riches, quoted on David Cosandey's very interesting Rise of the West site (about which more later, I hope). Posted by Lexington Green at January 30, 2006 09:02 PM

You might also see the third edition of Eric Jones, The European Miracle: Environments, Economies, and Geopolitics in the History of Europe and Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2003). The afterword and annotated bibliographical guide at the end are particularly useful.

Posted by: David Billington at January 31, 2006 10:27 AM
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