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Economic History

  • The 'Conspiracy' of Free Tradeby Marc-William Palen

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    Explores the controversial Anglo-American struggle over empire and economic globalization in the mid- to late-nineteenth century. more...

  • A 'Short Treatise' on the Wealth and Poverty of Nations (1613)by Antonio Serra; Sophus A. Reinert

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    ‘A ‘Short Treatise’ on the Wealth and Poverty of Nations’ presents, for the first time, an English translation of Antonio Serra’s ‘Breve Trattato’ (1613), one of the most famous tracts in the history of political economy. more...

  • 13 Bankersby Simon Johnson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Even after the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, America is still beset by the depredations of an oligarchy that is now bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks?Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley?which together control assets amounting, astonishingly,... more...

  • 1493by Charles C. Mann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    From the author of 1491? the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas?a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites... more...

  • 1759by Frank McLynn

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    Although 1759 is not a date as well known in British history as 1215, 1588, or 1688, there is a strong case to be made that it is the most significant year since 1066. In 1759 - the fourth year of the Seven Years War - the British defeated the French in arduous campaigns on four continents and also achieved absolute mastery of the seas. Drawing on... more...

  • 1898by David Traxel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    In 1898: The Birth of the American Century, David Traxel tells the story of a watershed year, a year of foreign conflict, extravagant adventure, and breakneck social change that forged a new America?a sudden empire with many far-flung possessions, a dynamic new player upon the global stage. At the heart of this vivid, anecdotal history is a masterly... more...

  • 2000 Years and Beyondby David Archard; Trevor A. Hart; Nigel Rapport; Paul Gifford

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95

    2000 Years and Beyond brings together some of the most eminent thinkers of our time - specialists in philosophy, theology, anthropology and cultural theory. In a horizon-scanning work, they look backwards and forwards to explore what links us to the matrix of the Judaeo-Christian tradition from which Western cultural identity has evolved. Their plural... more...

  • The 21st Century Economy--A Beginner's Guideby Randy Charles Epping

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    A comprehensive guide to understanding today's global economy from the author of the bestselling A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy. While reporting on today's world, business and mainstream media alike use terms and mention trends that even the savviest consumer may find baffling. In his latest book, Randy Charles Epping uses compelling narratives... more...

  • 21st Century Keynesian Economicsby Philip Arestis; Malcolm Sawyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 120.00

    The current global financial and economic crisis has called for the revival of Keynesian theory. This sixth volume in the International Papers in Political Economy (IPPE) series focuses on twenty first century Keynesian economics in terms of both theory and application. more...

  • 30 years of IJSEby Barry Pettman

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 199.00

    This paper presents and discusses the rent-seeking process that occurred during Franco?s regime in Spain (1939-1975). Once the Civil War (1936-1939) was over, those who won the war (militiaman, right-wing factions) took control of the key positions in the new government.Previously published in: The International Journal of Social Economics, Volume... more...