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Economic History

  • When the Levees Breakby Karen Kunz; Jena Martin

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book examines the expanding reach of the securities market in the US financial system. It analyzes key elements such as the rise of technology, the role of hedge funds, and the bloated agency system, and argues that the current structure is doomed to fail. It suggests a new structure capable of withstanding the challenges of modern markets.... more...

  • Early Medieval Monetary Historyby Martin Allen; Rory Naismith

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Mark Blackburn was one of the leading scholars of the numismatics and monetary history of the British Isles and Scandinavia during the early medieval period. He published more than 200 books and articles on the subject, and was instrumental in building bridges between numismatics and associated disciplines, in fostering international communication... more...

  • The World of Private Bankingby Youssef Cassis; Philip Cottrell; Iain L. Fraser

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This is a full and authoritative account of the history of private banking, beginning with its development in conjunction with the world markets served by and centred on a few European cities, notably Amsterdam and London. These banks were usually partnerships, a form of organization which persisted as the role of private banking changed in response... more...

  • Making, Selling and Wearing Boys' Clothes in Late-Victorian Englandby Clare Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    There has been a great deal of recent interest in masculine clothing, examining both its production and consumption, and the ways in which it was used to create individual identities and to build businesses, from 1850 onwards. Drawing upon a wide range of sources this book studies the interaction between producers and consumers at a key period in the... more...

  • The Wealth of Communitiesby Matteo Di Tullio

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The early decades of the sixteenth century were a turbulent time for the Italian peninsula as competing centres of power struggled for political control. Nowhere was this more true than the area contested by Milan and Venice, that was constantly crossed and occupied by rival armies. Investigating the impact of successive crises upon the inhabitants... more...

  • Banking and Finance in the Mediterraneanby John A. Consiglio; Juan Carlos Martinez Oliva; Gabriel Tortella; Monika Pohle Fraser; Iain L. Fraser

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume presents a panoramic picture of the many national and international trends and developments, factors, customs, and events that have characterised banking in the Mediterranean area over the past two centuries. During this period banking in the Mediterranean evolved distinct characteristics, several going well beyond the restricted realities... more...

  • Finance and Modernizationby Gerald D. Feldman; Peter Hertner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Finance and Modernization centres on a set of historical developments and problems typified by the long history of the ?sterreichische Creditanstalt and its successor organizations, and opens the way to compare and contrast experiences throughout Central and Western Europe and also on other continents. The structure of this volume reflects the changing... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Business Historyby John F. Wilson; Steven Toms; Abe de Jong; Emily Buchnea

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 67.95

    The Routledge Companion to Business History is a definitive work of reference, and authoritative, international source on business history. Compiled by leading scholars in the field, it offers both researchers and students an introduction and overview of current scholarship in this expanding discipline. Drawing on a wealth of international contributions,... more...

  • Income Distribution and Environmental Sustainabilityby Robin Hahnel

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Any economics that does not deal forthrightly with economic inequality is no longer suitable for the twenty-first century. Similarly, any economics which does not provide a coherent way to integrate environmental sustainability into economic analysis will fail to command allegiance in the century ahead. This book demonstrates how the Sraffian framework... more...

  • Speculationby Stuart Banner

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    Stuart Banner's Speculation is a history of the practice and of Americans' fraught efforts to draw the line between "good" investment and "bad" gambling. more...