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  • Global Economic Historyby Robert C. Allen

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Why are some countries rich and others poor? In 1500, the income differences were small, but they have grown dramatically since Columbus reached America. Since then, the interplay between geography, globalization, technological change, and economic policy has determined the wealth and poverty of nations. The industrial revolution was Britain's... more...

  • India in the World Economyby Tirthankar Roy

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This enthralling book offers a new approach to Indian economic history, placing trade and mercantile activity in the region within a global framework. more...

  • The Ancient Economyby Walter Scheidel; Sitta von Reden

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    The Ancient Economy introduces readers to the nature of economic life in the ancient world, and provides a valuable guide to scholarly debates on the subject. The book describes and examines the economic processes and fluctuations of the ancient world, and shows how these relate to political and social change and conditions. Leading experts address... more...

  • When Washington Shut Down Wall Streetby William L. Silber

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95

    When Washington Shut Down Wall Street unfolds like a mystery story. It traces Treasury Secretary William Gibbs McAdoo's triumph over a monetary crisis at the outbreak of World War I that threatened the United States with financial disaster. The biggest gold outflow in a generation imperiled America's ability to repay its debts abroad.... more...

  • An Economic History of Swedenby Lars Magnusson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This book represents the first recent attempt to provide a comprehensive treatment of Sweden's economic development since the middle of the 18th century. It traces the rapid industrialisation, the political currents and the social ambitions, that transformed Sweden from a backward agrarian economy into what is now regarded by many as a model welfare... more...

  • The Global Impact of the Great Depression 1929-1939by Dietmar Rothermund

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    This study broadens the conventional focus of the Great Depression to include its impact on the countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. It covers the economic background and causes, from the international gold standard to agricultural over-production in the US. Other areas discussed include: the impact on the peasantry in developing countries;... more...

  • The European Economy 1914-2000by Derek Aldcroft

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 83.95

    As in earlier editions of this work, Professor Aldcroft presents a succinct and lucid account of the development and problems of the European economy throughout the twentieth century. The text divides into several clearly defined sub-periods: the aftermath of the First World War and reconstruction in the 1920s the depression and recovery of the... more...

  • Beyond Capitalby Michael A. Lebowitz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 45.00

    Winner of The Deutscher Memorial Prize 2004. In a completely reworked edition of his classic (1991) volume, Michael A. Lebowitz explores the implications of the book on wage-labour that Marx originally intended to write. Focusing upon critical assumptions in Capital that were to be removed in Wage-Labour and upon Marx's methodology, Lebowitz stresses... more...

  • A Companion to the History of Economic Thoughtby John B. Davis; Warren J. Samuels; Jeff E. Biddle

    Wiley 2008; US$ 243.95

    Assembling contributions from top thinkers in the field, this companion offers a comprehensive and sophisticated exploration of the history of economic thought. The volume has a threefold focus: the history of economic thought, the history of economics as a discipline, and the historiography of economic thought. Provides sophisticated introductions... more...

  • The New Economic Criticismby Mark Osteen; Martha Woodmansee

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95

    This collection brings together twenty-seven essays by influential literary and cultural historians, as well as representatives of the vanguard of postmodernist economics. Contributors include: Jean-Joseph Goux, Marc Shell. This is a pathbreaking work which develops a new form of economic analysis. It will appeal to economists and literary theorists... more...