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Economic History

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  • For a New Westby Karl Polanyi

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    At a recent meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, it was reported that a ghost was haunting the deliberations of the assembled global elite - that of the renowned social scientist and economic historian, Karl Polanyi. In his classic work, The Great Transformation , Polanyi documented the impact of the rise of market society on western... more...

  • The City Of London Volume 1by David Kynaston

    Random House 2015; US$ 42.29

    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...

  • Early Economic Thoughtby Arthur Eli Monroe

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 13.99

    A vital and varied survey of economic theory in the pre-modern era, this well-chosen collection includes extracts from the works of Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Antonio Serra, David Hume, and twelve other extraordinary thinkers. Their writings in this volume illustrate the ways in which great thinkers of the past sought to argue for and explain the... more...

  • General Economic Historyby Max Weber

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Starting with descriptions and analyses of the agrarian systems, the famed economist explores manorial system, guilds, and early capitalism, organization of industry and mining, development of commerce, the transporting of goods, and more. more...

  • The History of the Standard Oil Companyby Ida M. Tarbell; David M. Chalmers

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    This muckraking classic, which eventually led to effective regulation of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company, was the inaugural work for crusading journalists whose mission was to expose corruption in politics and big business. more...

  • Natural Resources and Economic Growthby Marc Badia-Miró; Vicente Pinilla; Henry Willebald

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The relationship between natural capital and economic growth is an open debate in the?? field of economic development. Is an abundance of natural resources a blessing or a curse for economic performance? The field of Economic History offers an excellent vantage to explore the relevance of institutions, technical progress and supply-demand drivers.... more...

  • Man?s Worldly Goodsby Leo Huberman

    Monthly Review Press 1936; US$ 17.00

    Man's Worldly Goods - The Story of The Wealth of Nations By Leo Huberman Originally published in the 1930s, this is 'an attempt to explain history by economic theory, and economic theory by history'. It charts the path from feudalism to capitalism, and then looks beyond capitalism to a perceived socialist future. Many of the earliest books, particularly... more...

  • Federal Banking in Brazilby Kurt e von Mettenheim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This study is the first in a decade to provide an overview of banking in Brazil. It is argued that the big three federal banks have long provided essential policy alternatives and, since the liberalization of the industry in the 1990s, have realized competitive advantages over private and foreign banks. more...

  • The Development of International Insuranceby Robin Pearson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Despite their economic and social importance, there are relatively few book-length studies of national insurance industries. This collection of nine essays by a group of international experts redresses this balance; providing an extensive geographical and thematic spread, linked via an extensive introduction. more...

  • The Economies of Latin Americaby César Yáńez

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The economic backwardness of Latin America and the Caribbean has long been discussed, but seldom been the subject of such a wide-ranging quantitative study. The twelve essays in this collection present a twenty-first-century analysis of a long-term issue, providing extensive geographical coverage and allowing reinterpretations of the past. more...