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Compte-rendu de P. Hoffman, Why did Europe conquer the World ? (2015)


  • Guillaume Daudin

    (LEDa - Laboratoire d'Economie de Dauphine - IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - Université Paris-Dauphine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


PhilipHoffmanisprofessoratCaliforniaTechandhasbeenarecentpresidentoftheEconomicHistoryAssociationandco-editoroftheJournalofEconomicHistory.Hislatest bookisamasterfultacklingofthequestion« whydidEuropeconquertheWorld?». Thisisnotthesamequestionas« WhywasEuropefirst?».Theconquestlargelyhappened beforetheIndustrialRevolutionand,aschapter7makesclear,Hoffmandoesnotarguethat war,conquestandempirehelpedEuropebecomericher.ContraAllenandO'Brien,hearguesthattheconquestoftheworldwasthesiblingratherthanthemotherofmodern economicgrowth:theinstitutionsthatallowedbotheventswerethesame.

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  • Guillaume Daudin, 2016. "Compte-rendu de P. Hoffman, Why did Europe conquer the World ? (2015)," Post-Print hal-01494592, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01494592
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    Compte-Rendu; Histoire Global; Histoire Militaire; Époque Moderne;

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