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1: The great divergence 2: The rise of the west 3: The industrial revolution 4: The ascent of the rich 5: The great empires 6: The Americas 7: Africa 8: The standard model and late industrialization 9: Big push industrialization Epilogue

1. The great divergence; 2. The rise of the west; 3. The industrial revolution; 4. Continental industrialization and the 20th century; 5. The great empires; 6. The Americas; 7. Africa; 8. East Asia; Epilogue

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Robert C. Allen is Professor of Economic History at Oxford Univeristy and a Fellow of Nuffield College. He has written on English agricultural history, international competition in the steel industry, the extinction of whales, andt he contemporary policies on education. His articles have won the Cole Prize, the Redlich Prize, and the Explorations Prize. His previous books include Enclosure and the Yeoman: The Agricultural Development of the South Midlands, 1450-1850 (2009), and Farm to Factory: A Re-interpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution (2003), both of which won the Ranki Prize of the Economic History Association.He is currently studying the global history of wages and prices and pre-industrial living standards around the world. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Canada.

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