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Pomeranz, Kenneth

Overview
Works: 59 works in 253 publications in 6 languages and 7,542 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, edc, Contributor, Other
Classifications: HF352, 337
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Most widely held works by Kenneth Pomeranz
The great divergence : China, Europe, and the making of the modern world economy by Kenneth Pomeranz( Book )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text offers insight into one of the classic questions of history: why did sustained industrial growth begin in Northwest Europe, despite surprising similarities between advanced areas of Europe and East Asia? As the author shows, as recently as 1750, parallels between these two parts of the world were very high in life expectancy, consumption, product and factor markets, and the strategies of households. Perhaps most surprisingly, he demonstrates that the Chinese and Japanese cores were no worse off ecologically than Western Europe. Core areas throughout the eighteenth-century Old World faced comparable local shortages of land-intensive products, shortages that were only partly resolved by trade. The author argues that Europe's nineteenth-century divergence from the Old World owes much to the fortunate location of coal, which substituted for timber. This made Europe's failure to use its land intensively much less of a problem, while allowing growth in energy-intensive industries. Another crucial difference that he notes has to do with trade. Fortuitous global conjunctures made the Americas a greater source of needed primary products for Europe than any Asian periphery. This allowed Northwest Europe to grow dramatically in population, specialize further in manufactures, and remove labor from the land, using increased imports rather than maximizing yields. Together, coal and the New World allowed Europe to grow along resource-intensive, labor-saving paths. Meanwhile, Asia hit a cul-de-sac. Although the East Asian hinterlands boomed after 1750, both in population and in manufacturing, this growth prevented these peripheral regions from exporting vital resources to the cloth-producing Yangzi Delta. As a result, growth in the core of East Asia's economy essentially stopped, and what growth did exist was forced along labor-intensive, resource-saving paths, paths Europe could have been forced down, too, had it not been for favorable resource stocks from underground and overseas
The world that trade created : society, culture, and the world economy, 1400 to the present by Kenneth Pomeranz( Book )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are railroad tracks separated by the same four feet, eight inches as ancient Roman roads? How did 19th-century Europeans turn mountains of bird excrement from Peru into mountains of gold? Where has most of the world's oil come from in the 20th century? This new edition of The World That Trade Created reveals the answers to dozens of tantalizing questions like these. In a series of brief, highly readable vignettes the authors bring to life international trade and its actors--including migrants and merchants, pirates and privateers, sailors and slaves, traders and tree-tappers. In the process they make clear that the seemingly modern concept of economic globalization has deep historical roots. The authors also demonstrate that economic activity cannot be divorced from social and cultural contexts. This second edition provides enhanced coverage of Africa, the Middle East, and the 20th century, and features eighteen new vignettes, including two new pieces on oil
The world that trade created : society, culture, and the world economy, 1400-the present by Kenneth Pomeranz( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Authors Pomeranz and Topik offer unique and entertaining historical perspectives on the world economy, showing that much of twentieth-century "globalization" goes back centuries." "Easily accessible to the general reader, these articles by two well-respected historians nonetheless touch on complex historical and contemporary issues. They are grouped in thematic chapters, each with an introduction drawing out some of the deeper implications for understanding how today's world economy came into being."--Jacket
The environment and world history by Kenneth Pomeranz( Book )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 11 essays, the contributors examine the connections between environmental change and other major topics of early modern world history: population growth, commercialization, imperialism, industrialization, the fossil fuel revolution, and more
The making of a hinterland : state, society, and economy in inland North China, 1853-1937 by Kenneth Pomeranz( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China in 2008 : a year of great significance( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une grande divergence : la Chine, l'Europe et la construction de l'économie mondiale by Kenneth Pomeranz( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pacific in the age of early industrialization( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's Century of Humiliation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of Chinese history and in particular Chinese-Western relations. A documentary film that combines Western and Chinese expert analysis and animation. Trade deficits, cultural misunderstandings, economic nationalism are thoroughly explored through the eyes of China and the West. Chinese perspective on the last 200 years of history
La force de l'empire révolution industrielle et écologie, ou pourquoi l'Angleterre a fait mieux que la Chine by Kenneth Pomeranz( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds together, worlds apart( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mao yi da zao de shi jie : she hui, wen hua, shi jie jing ji, cong 1400 nian dao xian zai by Kenneth Pomeranz( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Chinese and Korean and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu cong shi chang zhun ze de xing cheng,Yun shu shou duan suo kai qi de guan nian gai ge,Zhi yin xing shi pin de jing ji wen hua,Bao li jing ji xue deng qi ge zhu ti jiang shu shi jie jing ji chuang zao zhong de sheng shuai xiao zhang,Yi ji wu bai nian de quan qiu hua ji lei xia,21 shi ji de ren men bi xu mian dui de yan zhong wen ti
Da he liu : zhong guo . ou zhou yu xian dai shi jie jing ji de xing cheng by Peng mu lan( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La grande divergenza : la Cina, l'Europa e la nascita dell'economia mondiale moderna by Kenneth Pomeranz( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sulla strada dello sviluppo economico-industriale, quali sono le ragioni della <<grande divergenza>> che si è aperta nell'Ottocento fra l'Europa e l'Asia? Questo volume mostra che in realtà ancora nel Settecento le condizioni dell'Europa e della Cina erano del tutto simili: per speranza di vita, consumi, mercato dei beni e dei fattori produttivi, strategie familiari, ecologia. A creare la differenza furono il carbone e i commerci con le Americhe. La combinazione di questi due fattori consentì all'Europa nord-occidentale di svilupparsi secondo un modello basato su un alto sfruttamento di risorse e una bassa intensità di lavoro, al contrario di quanto avvenne in Cina
The Cambridge world history( Book )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge World History is an authoritative new overview of the dynamic field of world history. It covers the whole of human history, not simply history since the development of written records, in an expanded time frame that represents the latest thinking in world and global history. With over two hundred essays, it is the most comprehensive account yet of the human past, and it draws on a broad international pool of leading academics from a wide range of scholarly disciplines. Reflecting the increasing awareness that world history can be examined through many different approaches and at varying geographic and chronological scales, each volume offers regional, topical, and comparative essays alongside case studies that provide depth of coverage to go with the breadth of vision that is the distinguishing characteristic of world history
The Cambridge world history( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The era from 1400 to 1800 saw intense biological, commercial, and cultural exchanges, and the creation of global connections on an unprecedented scale. Divided into two books, Volume 6 of the 'Cambridge World History' series considers these critical transformations. The first book examines the material and political foundations of the era, including global considerations of the environment, disease, technology, and cities, along with regional studies of empires in the eastern and western hemispheres, crossroads areas such as the Indian Ocean, Central Asia, and the Caribbean, and sites of competition and conflict, including Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean. The second book focuses on patterns of change, examining the expansion of Christianity and Islam, migrations, warfare, and other topics on a global scale, and offering insightful detailed analyses of the Columbian exchange, slavery, silver, trade, entrepreneurs, Asian religions, legal encounters, plantation economies, early industrialism, and the writing of history
Da fen liu : Ou Zhou, Zhongguo ji xian dai shi jie jing ji de fa zhan = Great divergence : Europe, China, and the making of the modern world economy by Kenneth Pomeranz( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu tao lun le ge jia de lun dian,Xiang xi kao cha le 18 shi ji ou zhou he dong ya de she hui jing ji zhuang kuang,Dui ou zhou de ying ge lan he zhong guo de jiang nan di qu zuo le ju ti de bi jiao,Yi xin de lun zheng fang fa ti chu le xu duo chuang xin xing jian jie
Globalgeschichte : eine Einführung by Sebastian Conrad( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HauptbeschreibungIm Zeitalter der Globalisierung muss auch die Geschichte neue Wege gehen und über die Grenzen der jeweils eigenen Nation hinausblicken. Entsprechend bildet die neue Reihe Globalgeschichte ein Forum für Bücher, die Beziehungen zwischen verschiedenen Gesellschaften und Regionen sowie ihre globalgeschichtliche Einbettung seit dem 16. Jahrhundert in den Mittelpunkt stellen. Die in der Reihe erscheinenden Bände repräsentieren eine nicht-eurozentrische und die außereuropäischen Gesellschaften angemessen einbeziehende Geschichtsschreibung, für die jedoch Europa ein Bezugspunkt ble
The Cambridge world history( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1750, the world has become ever more connected, with processes of production and destruction no longer limited by land- or water-based modes of transport and communication. Volume 7 of the Cambridge World History series, divided into two books, offers a variety of angles of vision on the increasingly interconnected history of humankind. The second book questions the extent to which the transformations of the modern world have been shared, focussing on social developments such as urbanization, migration, and changes in family and sexuality; cultural connections through religion, science, music, and sport; ligaments of globalization including rubber, drugs, and the automobile; and moments of particular importance from the Atlantic Revolutions to 1989
The Cambridge World History( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Since 1750, the world has become ever more connected, with processes of production and destruction no longer limited by land- or water-based modes of transport and communication. Volume 7 of the Cambridge World History series, divided into two books, offers a variety of angles of vision on the increasingly interconnected history of humankind. The first book examines structures, spaces, and processes within which and through which the modern world was created, including the environment, energy, technology, population, disease, law, industrialization, imperialism, decolonization, nationalism, and socialism, along with key world regions
 
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The great divergence : China, Europe, and the making of the modern world economy
Alternative Names
Kenneth Pomeranz Amerikaans hoogleraar

Kenneth Pomeranz historiador estadounidense

Kenneth Pomeranz historien américain

Kenneth Pomeranz storico statunitense

Peng, Mulan

Pomeranz, Kenneth

Pomeranz, Kenneth L. 1958-

포머런츠, 케네스

ケネス・ポメランツ

ポメランツ, ケネス

彭慕兰 美国历史学家

Languages
English (146)

Chinese (17)

French (10)

Italian (5)

German (2)

Korean (2)

Covers
The world that trade created : society, culture, and the world economy, 1400 to the presentThe world that trade created : society, culture, and the world economy, 1400-the presentThe environment and world historyThe making of a hinterland : state, society, and economy in inland North China, 1853-1937China in 2008 : a year of great significanceThe Pacific in the age of early industrializationWorlds together, worlds apart