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Typology of causes of rise of Europe

We have the political institutionalists, Europe fragmented politically, like Montesqieu. We have the Economic institutionalists, like Jan Van Zaden. Culturalists like Weber. Then we have historical sociologists who focus on one off events like the discovery of America, Mongol invasion, change in climate. Finally technological supremacy, that explains technical advances as lying behind growth.

My own view is a mix, but an initial one off event helps capital accumulation that allows the development of capitalism that is not stifled due to the plural state system in Europe that allows discovery of america in an effort to bypass muslim trade tarrifs and spread religion. The question is how that process was institutionalized so that inequalities are propagated today. Institutions have lock in that perpetuate inequality and growth.

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