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This preliminary material presents the table of contents, list of figures, tables and illustrations, list of abbreviations, and a preface for the book Shipping and Economic Growth 1350-1850. The book opens with a discussion on shipping, productivity and economic growth. Next, it talks about productivity trends in various shipping regimes. The essays presented in the book explore the dramatic rise in the efficiency of European shipping in the three centuries before the Industrial Revolution.

Keywords: economic growth; European shipping; Industrial Revolution.



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