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Why West Asia declined

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  • Cizakca, Murat

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Once 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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  • Cizakca, Murat, 2012. "Why West Asia declined," MPRA Paper 41877, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:41877
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    1. 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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    Keywords

    West Asia; Islamic world; Indian Ocean; economic decline;

    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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