The Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East by Timur Kuran
English | November 11th, 2012 | ASIN: B0046A9MA4, ISBN: 0691156417 | 423 Pages | EPUB | 2.49 MB
In the year 1000, the economy of the Middle East was at least as advanced as that of Europe. But by 1800, the region had fallen dramatically behind–in living standards, technology, and economic institutions. In short, the Middle East had failed to modernize economically as the West surged ahead.