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Medieval origins: A review essay on Campbell's The Great Transition

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Bruce M. S. Campbell's The Great Transition: Climate, Disease and Society in the Late-Medieval World is a significant contribution to the growing literature that traces the roots of Europe's economic rise to the climatic and population shocks of the late medieval period. This review essay discusses the empirical, historical, and theoretical support for Campbell's view while highlighting that it struggles to explain why these positive effects were limited to Europe. It then hypothesizes that E...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1257/jel.20161417

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
St Antonys College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6259-0323
Publisher:
American Economic Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Economic Literature Journal website
Volume:
56
Issue:
2
Pages:
643-56
Publication date:
2018-06-01
Acceptance date:
2017-12-01
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EISSN:
2328-8175
ISSN:
0022-0515
Pubs id:
pubs:894972
URN:
uri:f98a21d4-32ee-4723-a63f-8fb42d692f40
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uuid:f98a21d4-32ee-4723-a63f-8fb42d692f40
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pubs:894972

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