sps%20102%20The%20Industrial%20Revolution

sps%20102%20The%20Industrial%20Revolution - The Industrial...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The Industrial Revolution “The material culture of humankind has changed more in the past two hundred years than it did in the preceding five thousand” Up until the industrial revolution, people were living fundamentally in the same manner as the Egyptians and Mesopotamians (same material to erect buildings, same animals to pull carriages, same textiles etc). The roots of the big change were the scientific revolution and the industrial revolution.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
1) Why did the industrial revolution begin in late 18 th century and not earlier or later? The most important factor seems to be remarkable growth of world trade (the Commercial Revolution). How did this contribute to industrial revolution? a. Large and expanding markets for European industries; i.e. increase in demand (e.g. textiles, firearms, ships, ship accessories) . This drove industries to improve their organization and technology b. One organizational innovation: The “putting out system”. In traditional craft guild arrangement, the same person produced a commodity and sold it. In
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course FENS 101 taught by Professor Selçukerdem during the Fall '12 term at Sabancı University.

Page1 / 6

sps%20102%20The%20Industrial%20Revolution - The Industrial...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online