The british industrial revolution in global perspective how commerce created the industrial revolution and modern economic growth by robert c allen professor of economic history department of economics and nuffield college the industrial revolution is one of the most celebrated watersheds in human history. Why did the industrial revolution take place in eighteenth century britain and not elsewhere in europe or asia in this convincing new account robert allen argues that the british industrial revolution was a successful response to the global economy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The industrial revolution was a pivotal point in british history that occurred between the mid eighteenth and mid nineteenth centuries and led to far reaching transformations of society with the advent of revolutionary manufacturing technology productivity boomed. The industrial revolution a very short introduction by robert c allen the industrial revolution was a pivotal point in british history that occurred between the mid eighteenth and mid nineteenth centuries and led to far reaching transformations of society. The industrial revolution a very short introduction robert c allen very short introductions discusses the role of the industrial revololution particularly in britain as a turning point in the creation of our own modern world
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