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The London Weaver's Company 1600 - 1970

by Alfred Plummer

The Worshipful Company of Weavers, the oldest of all the London Livery Companies, can trace its origins to a twelfth-century craft guild. Largely based upon original records never before studied in depth, this...


W.D. & H.O. Wills and the Development of the UK Tobacco Industry: 1786-1965

by B.W.E Alford

This independent and critical study in economic and social history is based on free access to the records of W.D. & H.O. Wills.

Dr Alford traces the history of the firm from its origin to its transformation...


Open-Field Farming in Medieval Europe: A Study of Village By-Laws

by Warren Ault

This book presents a detailed account of the co-operative practice of agriculture in medieval England, shedding much light on how medieval villagers governed their own affairs. During this period co-operation...


Realms of Silver: One Hundred Years of Banking in the East

by Compton Mackenzie

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


Medieval Merchant Venturers: Collected Studies

by E.M Carus-Wilson

First published in 1967, this superb collection of essays on trade in the Middle Ages has been a major contribution to modern medieval studies. Professor Carus-Wilson examines:

* fifteenth-century Bristol

* trade...


A Social and Economic History of Medieval Europe

by Gerald A. Hodgett

This excellent and concise summary of the social and economic history of Europe in the Middle Ages examines the changing patterns and developments in agriculture, commerce, trade, industry and transport that...


The Growth of the Athenian Economy

by A French

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


A History of English Corn Laws: From 1660-1846

by DONALD GROVE BARNES

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


Economy and Society in Early Modern Europe: Essays from Annales

by Peter Burke

In 1929 two French historians, Lucien Febvre and Marc Bloch, founded Annales, a historical journal which rapidly became one of the most influential in the world. They believed that economic history, social history...


English Peasant Farming: The Agrarian History of Lincolnshire from Tudor to Recent Times

by Joan Thirsk

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


British Agriculture: 1875-1914

by P J Perry

Profound Changes took place in British Agriculture between 1875 and 1914. After the prosperous years of the mid-nineteenth century came a period of difficulty for landowners and farmers, with falling prices,...


Crisis and Change in the Venetian Economy in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

by Brian Pullan

The decline of Venice remains one of the classic episodes in the economic development of modern Europe. Its contrasts are familiar enough: the wealthiest commercial power in fifteenth-century Europe, the strongest...


Agrarian Problems in the Sixteenth Century and After

by Eric Kerridge

Presenting a full and precise description of all legal ties between landlord and tenant in early modern England, Agrarian Problems in the Sixteenth Century and After re-examines one of the key issues in English...


Agricultural Fluctuations in Europe: From the Thirteenth to Twentieth Centuries

by Wilhelm Abel

Wilhelm Abel's study of economic fluctuations over a period of seven hundred years has long been established as a core text in European agricultural history. Professor Abel was one of the first economic historians...


Agrarian Change and Economic Development: The Historical Problems

by E.L. Jones & S.J. Woolf

Agrarian Change and Economic Development is a landmark volume that examines the historical experience of the relationship between agrarian change and economic development.

Because agriculture was until recently...


Sociology and Socialism in Contemporary China

by Siu-lun Wong

First published in 1979.

Sociology flourished in China during the 1930s and 1940s but with the establishment of the People's Republic of China, controversies arose over the place of sociology in the process...


The Way and Its Power: A Study of the Tao Te Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought

by The Arthur Waley Estate & Arthur Waley

First published in 1934.

Unlike previous translations, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Tê Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature.


Confucius and Confucianism

by Richard Wilhelm

First published in 1931. This re-issues the edition of 1972.

This translation and Wilhelm's invaluable commentaries provide a concise and readable survey of Confucius, the man and his teachings. This volume...


The Opium War Through Chinese Eyes

by The Arthur Waley Estate & Arthur Waley

First published in 1958.

This volume translates and places in the appropriate historical context a number of private documents, such as diaries, autobiographies and confessions, which explain what the Opium...


The Real Tripitaka: And Other Pieces

by The Arthur Waley Estate & Arthur Waley

First published in 1952.

The Real Tripitaka gives an account of the seventh century pilgrim's adventures, spiritual and material, both in India and after his return to China. In addition the book contains an...