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The Role of Disease in Human History

Feudalism

The End of Feudalism

The Emergence of European States

Why was Science So Successful in Europe?

How Science was Held Back in China and the Islamic World

Why Were the Americas So Underdeveloped when Europeans Reached Them?

The Foundations of the Scientific Revolution

Economic Ideology and the Glorious Revolution

The Enlightenment in Britain and France

A History of Religious Toleration

The Industrial Revolution

The Steam Engine

The Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the Industrial Revolution

Why Did the Industrial Revolution Happen in Britain in the Eighteenth Century?

The Nineteenth-Century Rules for Growth

The Second Industrial Revolution

The Division of the World

More on the Division of the World

How Modern Science Came to China

The Transformation of Japan after the Meiji Restoration

One Hundred and Fifty Years of American Growth

Why Nations Fail: Extractive and Inclusive Institutions

Why Nations Fail: Theory is Tidy, History is Messy

Democracy’s Dilemma

Property and Property Rights: A History

Socialism in the Nineteenth Century

The Russian Odyssey: 1900-1924

The Russian Odyssey: 1924-1953

The Russian Odyssey: 1953-1985

The Russian Odyssey: 1985-1991

The Holodomor and Mao’s Famine

Chinese Politics in the Time of Deng Xiaoping

The Chinese Economy after Mao