Stephen Broadberry (2013): Accounting for the Great Divergence <http://www.lse.ac.uk/economicHistory/workingPapers/2013/WP184.pdf>
- Nobody in 300 AD would have seen western Europe as the future.
- Same for 800, 1100, even 1500
- Look at regions, not nations, and what do we see?
- Little divergences within...
- ...and then a great divergence between the sub-continents of Eurasia