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Economic History

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  • The Divided Economy of Mandatory Palestineby Jacob Metzer

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 48.00

    A systematic analysis of the economic history of Arab and Jewish communities in Mandatory Palestine. more...

  • The City Of London Volume 1by David Kynaston

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    A World of Its Own tells the story of the City of London's nineteenth century ascent to its position as the world's leading international financial centre. We witness the rise of the merchant banks, the growth of the Stock Exchange, the internationalism of the money market, and the characters behind these developments, like the mercurial Nathan... more...

  • Money and Justiceby Leszek Niewdana

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Money has always represented power. For Aristotle, this power was inseparable from the exercise of justice within a community. This is why issuance of money was the prerogative of the lawful authority (government). Such a view of monetary power was widespread, and includes societies as distant as China. Over the past several centuries, however, private... more...

  • Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Futureby Ó; Grá; Cormac da

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Famines are becoming smaller and rarer, but optimism about the possibility of a famine-free future must be tempered by the threat of global warming. That is just one of the arguments that Cormac Ó Gráda, one of the world?s leading authorities on the history and economics of famine, develops in this wide-ranging book, which provides crucial new perspectives... more...

  • Economies under Occupationby Marcel Boldorf; Tetsuji Okazaki

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Nazi Germany and Japan occupied huge areas at least for some period during World War II, and those territories became integral parts of their war economies. The book focuses on the policies of World War II aggressors in occupied countries. The unbalanced economic and financial relations were defined by administrative control, the implementation... more...

  • Capitalism's Toxic Assumptionsby Eve Poole

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 28.99

    In Science, no-one believes the earth is flat any more. Economists, on the other hand, haven't budged from their original worldview. Market Capitalism depends on seven big ideas: competition, the 'invisible hand', utility, agency theory, pricing, shareholder value, and limited liability. These served the world well in the past, but over the years they... more...

  • World Economic Primacyby Charles P. Kindleberger

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 94.99

    This study examines how certain countries have achieved, at some period in their history, economic superiority over other nations. The author explores not only the factors that lead to this primacy, but also the circumstances that bring the primacy to an end. more...

  • Mountains of Debtby Michael Veseth

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 97.99

    This text surveys the growth and decline of the economies of Renaissance Florence and of Victorian Britain, and relates their experiences to that of the USA in recent decades, a period notable for accumulating public debt. 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...

  • Evolution of Italian Enterprises in the 20th Centuryby Renato Giannetti; Michelangelo Vasta

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    During the first two-thirds of the 20th century, the themes of sectorial structure and compared performance prevail in Italian economic historiography. This book acts as a bridge between the two approaches, and reconstructs - through an original study based on a plurality of methodologies - the secular journey of Italian industrial enterprise. more...