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  • Lineages of Revoltby Adam Hanieh

    Haymarket Books 2013; US$ 19.99

    In this illuminating and original work, Adam Hanieh demonstrates that the Arab Spring rebellions are about much more than democracy more...

  • Money Changes Everythingby William N. Goetzmann

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    ?[A] magnificent history of money and finance.?-- New York Times Book Review ?Convincingly makes the case that finance is a change-maker of change-makers.?-- Financial Times In the aftermath of recent financial crises, it's easy to see finance as a wrecking ball: something that destroys fortunes and jobs, and undermines governments and banks.... more...

  • Why Australia Prosperedby Ian W. McLean

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    This book is the first comprehensive account of how Australia attained the world's highest living standards within a few decades of European settlement, and how the nation has sustained an enviable level of income to the present. Why Australia Prospered is a fascinating historical examination of how Australia cultivated and sustained economic growth... more...

  • Economics: A Very Short Introductionby Partha Dasgupta

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99

    Economics has the capacity to offer us deep insights into some of the most formidable problems of life, and offer solutions to them too. Combining a global approach with examples from everyday life, Partha Dasgupta reveals the connections between economics, politics, and development, and shows how these interactions create the world we live in today. more...

  • Agrarian Change in Late Antiquityby Jairus Banaji

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 79.99

    In a critique of Max Weber's influential ideas about the Mediterranean region in late antiquity, Jairus Banaji shows that the fourth to seventh centuries were in fact a period of major social and economic change, bound up with an expanding circulation of gold. more...

  • The European Miracleby Eric Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    Why modern states and economies developed in Europe first, and later in India and China. more...

  • Exploring the Economy of Late Antiquityby Jairus Banaji

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book contributes to a new economic history of late antiquity, with tightly argued, stimulating studies of class, money and exchange. more...

  • Mountains of Debtby Michael Veseth

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99

    Like the United States today, Renaissance Florence and Victorian Britain were the richest, most dynamic economic systems of their times. Yet each succumbed to a fiscal crisis brought on by public debt and taxation and eventually fell into long-term economic decline. Now, public debt and taxation dominate the America policy agenda. Must the United States... more...

  • Moreby Robert M. Collins

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 38.00

    This title explores the growth of America in terms of material prosperity. It interweaves economic history and cultural analysis onto his examination of postwar growth politics. The book contrasts the reasons for expansion and the way it has occurred in the past 50 years with the negative effects it has produced and the reactions against it. more...

  • Paternalistic Capitalismby Andreas G. Papandreou

    University of Minnesota Press 1972; US$ 67.50

    The distinguished economist and Greek political leader presents here a powerful critique of American capitalism and its relationship to government and foreign policy. Dr. Papandreou first examines the orthodox view of the contemporary capitalist economy a more...