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The Little Divergence

Summary : A “great divergence” between the economies of Western Europe and East Asia had unambiguously occurred by 1800. However, there’s a growing body of opinion that this was preceded by a “little divergence” which might have started as early as 1200.  4,072 more words

Economic History

Height in the Dark Ages

( This is was originally part of the blogpost “The Addendum to The Little Divergence“. I’ve now cut that post into two. This half concerns the evidence for Malthusianism based on height in Europe in the years 1-1800, with a focus on the European “Dark Ages” . 569 more words

Economic History