Why West Asia declined
AbstractOnce considered to be one of the greatest civilizations of earth, Islamic West Asia declined dramatically from the 13th century onward. This article examines this phenomenon and tries to draw some lessons and policy suggestions for the contemporary peoples of the region.
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Date of creation: 11 Oct 2012
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West Asia; Islamic world; Indian Ocean; economic decline;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion
- N15 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Asia including Middle East
- P48 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Political Economy; Legal Institutions; Property Rights; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Regional Studies
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- Grosjean, Pauline, 2011. "The institutional legacy of the Ottoman Empire: Islamic rule and financial development in South Eastern Europe," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(1), pages 1-16, March.
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