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Economic History

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  • Central and Eastern Europe, 1944?1993by Ivan Berend

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    An ambitious, comparative analysis of 'Eastern Bloc' economies during a period of revolutionary change. more...

  • The Wealth of Nationsby Adam Smith

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.00

    Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. Written in clear and incisive prose, The Wealth of Nations articulates the concepts indispensable to an understanding of contemporary society; and... more...

  • Perfecting Parliamentby Roger D. Congleton

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This book explains why contemporary liberal democracies are based on historical templates rather than revolutionary reforms. more...

  • The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Centuryby Maarten Prak; Diane Webb

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This 2005 book charts the political, social, economic and cultural history of the Dutch Golden Age. more...

  • The Business of Empireby H. V. Bowen

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Study of the impact in Britain when the East India Company acquired a South Asian 'empire' . more...

  • Mountains of Debtby Michael Veseth

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    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 US$ 32.68

    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...

  • Has Latin America Always Been Unequal?by Ewout Frankema

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Employing comparative and quantitative historical methods Frankema explores long run trends of asset and income distribution in Latin America, arguing that there is little reason to regard the yawning gap between rich and poor as the persistent result of a colonial heritage. more...

  • Rules of Exchangeby Alessandro Stanziani

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Provides a new intellectual, economic and legal history of capitalism from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. more...