War And Human Progress.

NEF, JOHN U.

£20.00

Publisher

Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd., Broadway House, 68-74 Carter Lane, E.C.4. Printed in the USA.

Place

London

Date

1950

Synopsis

An essay on the rise of industrial civilization.

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. ix + [ii] + 464 pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper, which has edge wear and chips and stains on spine. Extremities a little worn with small tear at head of spine. Some browning of fly leaves, but otherwise a very good copy, with a clean interior. A synthesis of industrial, cultural and military history from 1494, in which war is viewed as part of the general history of western civilisation. He argues that it was not war, but the limitations on war which made possible the rise and triumph of industrialism. John Ulric Neff (1899-1988), economic historian, spent his academic career at the University of Chicago, where he became Professor of Economic History in 1936. A title which appeared in several later editions.

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