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Religion, technology, and the great and little divergences; China and Europe compared, c. 700-1800.

9789004233881

Religion, technology, and the great and little divergences; China and Europe compared, c. 700-1800.

Davids, Karel.

BRILL

2013

278 pages

$152.00

Hardcover

History of science and medicine library; v.32) (Knowledge infrastructure and knowledge economy; v.2)

T26

Combining four debates that are usually conducted separately, Davids (economic and social history, Free U. Amsterdam) explores religion and technology, religion and economy, the Great Divergence between Asia and Europe, and the Little Divergence within Europe. He looks at the relationship between religion and technology to explain variations in the development of technology between Europe and China, and within Europe itself, before about 1800. His perspectives are visions on the uses of nature, the formation of human capital, the circulation of technical knowledge, and technical innovation.

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