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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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51-60 of 72 results in Routledge Explorations in Economic History
  1. The Premodern Chinese Economy

    Structural Equilibrium and Capitalist Sterility

    By Gang Deng

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Covering the time span from the Shang to the Qing Periods (1520BC - 1911AD), Gang Deng examines important factors in the decline of the Chinese economy from medieval sophistication to modern underdevelopment. These factors include: * resource endowments * socio-economic structure * property rights...

    Published September 1st 2007 by Routledge

  2. Land Rights, Ethno-nationality and Sovereignty in History

    Edited by Stanley Engerman, Jacob Metzer

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The complex relationships between ethno-nationality, rights to land, and territorial sovereignty have long fed disputes over territorial control and landed rights between different nations, ethnicities, and religions. These disputes raise a number of interesting issues related to the nature of...

    Published June 17th 2004 by Routledge

  3. The Revolutionary Russian Economy, 1890-1940

    Ideas, Debates and Alternatives

    By Vincent Barnett

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The pre-revolutionary Russian economy was backward and stagnant. Whatever the criticisms of the economy post-revolution, the turnaround in terms of growth and output was staggering. This book looks at the alternatives to Stalin's reform program that had such tragic outcomes. Applying the ideas of...

    Published March 4th 2004 by Routledge

  4. The Origins of National Financial Systems

    Alexander Gerschenkron Reconsidered

    Edited by Douglas J. Forsyth, Daniel Verdier

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Since the nineteenth century, there has been an accepted distinction between financial systems that separate commercial and investment banking and those that do not. This comprehensive collection aims to establish how and why financial systems develop, and how knowledge of financial differentiation...

    Published November 21st 2002 by Routledge

  5. An Economic History of London 1800-1914

    By Professor Michael Ball, David T Sunderland

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    In 1800 London was already the largest city in the world, and over the course of the next century its population grew rapidly, reaching over seven million by 1914. Historians have often depicted London after the Industrial Revolution as an industrial backwater that declined into the mass...

    Published April 26th 2001 by Routledge

  6. Freedom and Growth

    The Rise of States and Markets in Europe, 1300-1750

    By S.R. Epstein

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    In discussions on European pre-modern economic growth, the role of individual freedom and of the state has loomed large. This book examines whether different kinds of 'freedoms' (absolutist, parliamentary and republican) caused different economic outcomes, and shows the effect of different...

    Published August 24th 2000 by Routledge

  7. Governance, The State, Regulation and Industrial Relations

    By Ian Clark

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book examines the legacy of economic and political aims and objectives formulated by the British government during, and immediately after the second world war. It examines contemporary patterns of regulation by the state, and reform in the industrial relations system as factors of these...

    Published June 29th 2000 by Routledge

  8. The Mediterranean Response to Globalization before 1950

    Edited by Sevket Pamuk, Jeffrey G. Williamson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The studies in this exceptional volume explore the challenges and opportunities presented by globalization events prior to 1950, and identify how countries around the Mediterranean responded to them. In addition to comparative assessments of regional performance, the volume offers detailed case...

    Published March 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  9. An Economic History of Sweden

    By Lars Magnusson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    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...

    Published March 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  10. The Management of the National Debt of the United Kingdom 1900-1932

    By Jeremy Wormell

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This impressive and pioneering work describes and analyses the management of the national debt of the United Kingdom from the Boer War (1899-1902) to the period of the Great Depression in the early 1930s. It therefore spans the expansion of the debt during the Great War of 1914-18 and the struggle...

    Published December 2nd 1999 by Routledge