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Economic History

  • Why Did Europe Conquer the World?by Philip T. Hoffman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Between 1492 and 1914, Europeans conquered 84 percent of the globe. But why did Europe rise to the top, when for centuries the Chinese, Japanese, Ottomans, and South Asians were far more advanced? Why didn?t these powers establish global dominance? In Why Did Europe Conquer the World? , distinguished economic historian Philip Hoffman demonstrates... more...

  • The Pox of Libertyby Werner Troesken

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world. But that wealth hasn't translated to a higher life expectancy, an area where the United States still ranks thirty-eighth?behind Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica, and Greece, among many others. Some fault the absence of universal health care or the persistence of social inequalities. Others blame... more...

  • Money and the Church in Medieval Europe, 1000-1200by Dr Giles E M Gasper; Professor Svein H. Gullbekk

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Bringing together essays from experts in a variety of disciplines, this collection explores two of the most important facets of life within the medieval Europe: money and the church. By focusing on the interactions between these subjects, the volume addresses four key themes. Firstly it offers new perspectives on the role of churchmen in providing... more...

  • Economics and Capitalism in the Ottoman Empireby Deniz T. Kilinšoglu

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    Is it possible to generate "capitalist spirit" in a society, where cultural, economic and political conditions did not unfold into an industrial revolution, and consequently into an advanced industrial-capitalist formation? This is exactly what some prominent public intellectuals in the late Ottoman Empire tried to achieve as a developmental strategy;... more...

  • Black Horse Rideby Ivan Fallon

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 29.17

    In September 2008, HBOS, with assets larger than Britain?s GDP, was on the edge of bankruptcy. Its collapse would have created the biggest economic crisis since the 1930s and a major political disaster for the Labour government. HBOS was rescued by Lloyds TSB, one of the country?s strongest banks, in circumstances that have since become the stuff... more...

  • The Political Economy of Mercantilismby Lars Magnusson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Since the days of Adam Smith, Mercantilism has been a hotly debated issue. Condemned at the end of the 18th century as a "false" system of economic thinking and political practice, it has returned paradoxically to the forefront in regard to issues such as the creation of economic growth in developing countries. This concept is often used in order... more...

  • Africaby Morten Jerven

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 21.95

    An accessible, eye-opening account that fundamentally challenges mainstream accounts of economic growth in Africa more...

  • Seven Figures in the History of Swedish Economic Thoughtby Mats Lundahl

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 115.00

    Seventeen essays on seven Swedish economists celebrate Swedish Economic Thought from Knut Wicksell to the present. more...

  • Swedish Taxationby Magnus Henrekson; Mikael Stenkula

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 120.00

    By taking the long view on the evolution of this country's tax policies through the past few decades, Henrekson and Stenkula explain how Sweden developed the highest tax-to-GDP ratio in the world, until the beginning of the 2000s. more...

  • An Economic History of Liberal Italy (Routledge Revivals)by Gianni Toniolo

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1990, examines Italy?s economic history from its Unification in 1850 to the end of the First World War. Particular attention is paid to the extent to which Italy exhibits the features of Kaznets?s model of ?modern economic growth?. An Economic History of Liberal Italy begins with a quantitative assessment of Italy?s... more...