An excellent synthesis of nearly 250 years of relentless technical, scientific, legal and economic development. Many of the above-mentioned facts are already known, but lacked an encompassing framework to make them function together, with seemingly multiplicative effects. Maybe we can add one feature or two, such as a reliable accounting system. This helped northern Italy enjoyed properity and innovation during the early Renaissance. Mikolaj Kopernik moved to Florence, and Amerigo Vespucci was active there. A new World was to be discovered, in which the second Industrial Revolution would eventually take place four centuries after (circa 1903-1973). Best Regards

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