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The Pre-Industrial New World Order: Colonial Empires on Which the Sun Never Set

  • Murat A. Yülek
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Abstract

Post-medieval colonial empires emerged before the Industrial Revolution. They came in succession, and among them the British Empire formed the cradle of industrialization. This chapter selectively reviews the process, which was untidy and brutal for millions of people. It also discusses some of the commercial tools, such as the joint stock company, that helped Britain (and the Netherlands) to expand.

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  • Murat A. Yülek
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  1. 1.Istanbul Commerce UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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