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Mullahs, Merchants, and Militants

by Stephen J. Glain

A thousand years ago, a vast Arab empire stretched from the Asian steppe across the Mediterranean to Spain, pioneering new technologies, sciences, art and culture. Arab traders and Arab currencies dominated...


The Medieval Broadcloth: Changing Trends in Fashions, Manufacturing and Consumption

by Kathrine Vestergard Pedersen & Marie-Louise Nosch

The eight papers presented here provide a useful introduction to medieval broadcloth, and an up-to-date synthesis of current research. The word broadcloth is nowadays used as an overall term for the woven textiles...


In the Name of Profit

by Robert L. Heilbroner

Said One Executive:

“Why should my conscience bother me?”

Here are dramatic true stories of executives whose desire for profit leads them into shameful decisions.

Naming actual executive of major American...


Capital of Capital: Money, Banking, and Power in New York City

by Steven H. Jaffe, Jessica Lautin & Museum of the City of New York

From Revolutionary-era bank notes and stock and bond trading during the Civil War to the invention of modern mortgages and the 2008 financial collapse, Capital of Capital explores how New York City gave rise...


Political Vanity: Adam Ferguson on the Moral Tensions of Early Capitalism

by Matthew B. Arbo

Political Vanity aims to illuminate the central debates over the historical, moral, and political legitimacy of market capitalism as though still profoundly theological in character. This theological sensitivity...


American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

by Volker R. Berghahn

While America’s relationship with Britain has often been deemed unique, especially during the two world wars when Germany was a common enemy, the American business sector actually had a greater affinity with...


Uncle Sam Can't Count

by Burt Folsom, Anita Folsom, Burton W. Folsom Jr., Jr. & Burton W. Folsom Jr.

In their fascinating history of government misadventure, Burton and Anita Folsom show why the Obama administration's urge to pick winners and losers in the private sector is doomed to fail.

From the days of George...


The Impact of Railways on Victorian Cities

by John R. Kellett

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Legal Philosophy and Influence of Jeremy Bentham: Essays on 'Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence'

by Guillaume Tusseau

Gathering together an impressive array of legal scholars from around the world, this book features essays on Jeremy Bentham's major legal theoretical treatise, Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence,...


Securing Prosperity: The American Labor Market: How It Has Changed and What to Do about It

by Paul Osterman

We live in an age of economic paradox. The dynamism of America's economy is astounding--the country's industries are the most productive in the world and spin off new products and ideas at a bewildering pace....


The Big Problem of Small Change

by Thomas J. Sargent & François R. Velde

The Big Problem of Small Change offers the first credible and analytically sound explanation of how a problem that dogged monetary authorities for hundreds of years was finally solved. Two leading economists,...


The German Economy: Beyond the Social Market

by Horst Siebert

In this book, one of Germany's most influential economists describes his country's economy, the largest in the European Union and the third largest in the world, and analyzes its weaknesses: poor GDP growth...


The First Crash: Lessons from the South Sea Bubble

by Richard Dale

For nearly three centuries the spectacular rise and fall of the South Sea Company has gripped the public imagination as the most graphic warning to investors of the dangers of unbridled speculation. Yet history...


When Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America's Monetary Supremacy

by William L. Silber

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...


A Short History of Economic Progress

by Y.S. Brennor

First Published in 1975. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Scourge of Europe (Routledge Revivals): The Public Debt Described, Explained, and Historically Depicted

by L. V. Birck

Written during the early 1920s, at a time when Europe was still recovering from the catastrophe of the First World War, L.V. Birck's The Scourge of Europe examines the economic issues surrounding the existence...


Studies in the History of Public Economics

by Gilbert Faccarello & Richard Sturn

Many important economic and political debates today refer to the nature and the role of the State: should governments intervene in the economy and interfere with the operation of markets? In which occasions,...


The Political and Economic Thought of the Young Keynes: Liberalism, Markets and Empire

by Carlo Cristiano

A century ago, John Maynard Keynes entered the Treasury to serve his country during the First World War, but as is well known, appalled by the terms of the end-of-war Treaty of Versailles, he abandoned the British...


History and Financial Crisis: Lessons from the 20th century

by Christopher Kobrak & Mira Wilkins

One striking weaknesses of our financial architecture, which helped bring on and perhaps deepen the Panic of 2008, is an inadequate appreciation of the past. Information about how the system functioned and...


Perspectives on Econometrics and Applied Economics: A Tribute to Sir Clive Granger

by Mark P. Taylor

This volume is dedicated to the memory and the achievements of Professor Sir Clive Granger, economics Nobel laureate and one of the great econometricians and applied economists of the twentieth and early twenty-first...