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An Economic History of Liberal Italy (Routledge Revivals): 1850-1918

by Gianni Toniolo

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...


Wall Street Under Oath: The Story of Our Modern Money Changers

by Ferdinand Pecora

Ferdinand Pecora investigated with ruthlessly abandon the nation's most influential bankers and stockbrokers to determine what caused the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which in turn led to the Great Depression....


Life on the Tyne: Water Trades on the Lower River Tyne in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, a Reappraisal

by Peter D. Wright

While the early modern period has long been recognised as witnessing a growth in trade and consumerism, the majority of studies to date have tended to focus upon London and southern England. In order to provide...


The History of Migration in Europe: Perspectives from Economics, Politics and Sociology

by Francesca Fauri

The History of Migration in Europe belies several myths by arguing, for example, that immobility has not been the "normal" condition of people before the modern era. Migration (far from being an income-maximizing...


The Afterlife of Used Things: Recycling in the Long Eighteenth Century

by Ariane Fennetaux, Amélie Junqua & Sophie Vasset

Recycling is not a concept that is usually applied to the eighteenth century. "The environment" may not have existed as a notion then, yet practices of re-use and transformation obviously shaped the early-modern...


The Market and its Critics (Routledge Revivals): Socialist Political Economy in Nineteenth Century Britain

by Noel Thompson

The Market and Its Critics, first published in 1988, considers the reaction of socialist writers to the growth of the market economy in nineteenth century Britain, and examines in detail the diverse elements...


Forging Capitalism: Rogues, Swindlers, Frauds, and the Rise of Modern Finance

by Ian Klaus

Vice is endemic to Western capitalism, according to this fascinating, wildly entertaining, often startling history of modern finance. Ian Klaus’s Forging Capitalism demonstrates how international financial...


Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left

by Mark C. Taylor

We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives.  When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable?  Is...


Economic Lessons of the 1930s

by H. W. Arndt

First Published in 1963. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Industrial Revolution

by Pat Hudson

This is an introduction to the Industrial Revolution which offers an

integrated account of the economic and social aspects of change during

the period.


The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History

by Gregory Zuckerman

In 2006, hedge fund manager John Paulson realized something few others suspected--that the housing market and the value of subprime mortgages were grossly inflated and headed for a major fall.  Paulson's background...


A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth

by Alexander J. Field

This bold re-examination of the history of U.S. economic growth is built around a novel claim, that productive capacity grew dramatically across the Depression years (1929-1941) and that this advance provided...


Sheep in the Cotswolds: The Medieval Wool Trade

by Derek Hurst

Reconstructing the medieval wool trade economy through contemporary documents as well as architectural and archaeological evidence.


Social Ontology and Modern Economics

by Stephen Pratten

Economists increasingly recognise that engagement with social ontology - the study of the basic subject matter and constitution of social reality - can facilitate more relevant analysis. This growing recognition...


New Education Experiment in China (Works by Zhu Yongxin on Education Series)

by Zhu Yongxin

The founder of the New-Style Education Experiment of China provides Western readers with a rare inside look at the Chinese education system The New-Style Education of China details the character and soul of...


My View on Reading (Works by Zhu Yongxin on Education Series)

by Zhu Yongxin

One of China's top education scholars, Zhu Yongxin provides never-before-tried methods for promoting literacy throughout China

As China steps up to power in a modern world, creating a literate population is...


The Soulful Science: What Economists Really Do and Why It Matters

by Diane Coyle

For many, Thomas Carlyle's put-down of economics as "the dismal science" rings true--especially in the aftermath of the crash of 2008. But Diane Coyle argues that economics today is more soulful than dismal,...


Publishing Business in Eighteenth-Century England

by James Raven

Publishing Business in Eighteenth-Century England assesses the contribution of the business press and the publication of print to the economic transformation of England. The impact of non-book printing has been...


The Blind Decades: Employment and Growth in France, 1974-2014

by Philippe Askenazy

France is often described as one of the last Western economies unable to reform itself in the face of globalization. Yet its economy has not fallen by the wayside and has even resisted the great recession that...


The Industrial Revolution

by Pat Hudson

This is an introduction to the Industrial Revolution which offers an

integrated account of the economic and social aspects of change during

the period.