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Routledge Explorations in Economic History

Series Editor: Lars Magnusson

This long established series provides a platform for books which break new ground in the understanding of the development of the modern world economy. Equally rooted in economics and history, the series is not limited to any particular period or region. Individual titles focus on particular countries, key industries, themes, or international economic relations.

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1-10 of 68 results in Routledge Explorations in Economic History
  1. Early Modern Capitalism

    Economic and Social Change in Europe 1400-1800

    Edited by MAARTEN PRAK

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This volume takes stock of recent research on economic growth, as well as the development of capital and labour markets, during the centuries that preceded the Industrial Revolution. The book underlines the diversity in the economic experiences of early modern Europeans and suggests how this...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. An Economic History of the American Steel Industry

    By Robert P. Rogers

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book provides a basic outline of the history of the American steel industry, a sector of the economy that has been an important part of the industrial system. The book starts with the 1830's, when the American iron and steel industry resembled the traditional iron producing sector that had...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. A Cultural History of Finance

    By Irene Finel-Honigman

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The world of finance is again undergoing crisis and transformation. This book provides a new perspective on finance through the prism of popular and formal culture and examines fascination and repulsion toward money, the role of governments and individuals in financial crises and how the Crisis of...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Nation, State and the Industrial Revolution

    The Visible Hand

    By Lars Magnusson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The industrial revolution and the creation of the modern (national) state are two of the most important historical processes to have occurred in Europe during the 19th century. The state and other bodies of governance play an important role in the development of capitalist market societies since...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Agriculture and Economic Development in Europe Since 1870

    Edited by Pedro Lains, Vicente Pinilla

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Whilst many books on the European economy have focused on the analysis of its industrial sectors, this book draws attention to the often ignored contribution made by the development of European agriculture over the past two centuries. In doing so, the authors adopt a revisionist perspective on the...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Reflections on the Cliometrics Revolution

    Conversations with Economic Historians

    Edited by John S. Lyons, Louis P. Cain, Samuel H. Williamson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This volume marks fifty years of an innovative approach to writing economic history often called "The Cliometrics Revolution." The book presents memoirs of personal development, intellectual lives and influences, new lines of historical research, long-standing debates, a growing international...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Social Capital, Trust and the Industrial Revolution

    1780–1880

    By David Sunderland

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The first text to examine the concept of trust and the role that it played on the Industrial Revolution, this book is a key resource for students’ studying nineteenth century British history as well as historically minded sociologists. Analytical in style and comprehensive in approach, Social...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Large Databases in Economic History

    Research Methods and Case Studies

    Edited by Mark Casson, Nigar Hashimzade

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    ‘Big data’ is now readily available to economic historians, thanks to the digitisation of primary sources, collaborative research linking different data sets, and the publication of databases on the internet. Key economic indicators, such as the consumer price index, can be tracked over long...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Privatization and Transition in Russia in the Early 1990s

    By Carol Scott Leonard, David Pitt-Watson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Few economic events have caused such controversy as the privatization process in Russia. Some see it as the foundation of political and economic freedom. For others it was economics gone wrong, and ended in "Russians stealing money from their own country". As Russia reasserts itself, and its new...

    Published May 29th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Colonial Exploitation and Economic Development

    The Belgian Congo and the Netherlands Indies Compared

    Edited by Ewout Frankema, Frans Buelens

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Since many countries in the world at present were European colonies in the not so distant past, the relationship between colonial institutions and development outcomes is a key topic of study across many disciplines. This edited volume, from a leading international group of scholars, discusses the...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge