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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 68 results in Routledge Explorations in Economic History
  1. 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 25th 2001 by Routledge

  2. 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 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  3. 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 28th 2000 by Routledge

  4. 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 22nd 2000 by Routledge

  5. 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 22nd 2000 by Routledge

  6. 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 1st 1999 by Routledge

  7. The Role of Banks in Monitoring Firms

    The Case of the Credit Mobilier

    By Elisabeth Paulet

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book addresses issues in the current literature on corporate finance using historical evidence. In particular it looks at the role of universal banks in relaxing the credit constraints of firms, supervising managers and stabilizing share prices. The key issues is whether the Anglo-American...

    Published May 19th 1999 by Routledge

  8. Pacific Centuries

    Pacific and Pacific Rim Economic History Since the 16th Century

    Edited by Dennis O. Flynn, Lionel Frost, A.J.H. Latham

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Starting with the 16th century trade of Latin American silver and Chinese silk, leading researchers trace the economic, environmental and social history of the Pacific region. Chapters examine the trade of diverse commodities within the Pacific and analyse the ecological and social impacts of this...

    Published December 16th 1998 by Routledge

  9. The British Industrial Decline

    Edited by Michael Dintenfass, Jean-Pierre Dormois

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The decline of British Industry in the late Victorian and early Edwardian period is the subject of major concern to economic and modern British historians. This book sets out the present state of the discussion and introduces new directions in which the debate about the British decline is now...

    Published December 2nd 1998 by Routledge

  10. The Conservatives and Industrial Efficiency, 1951-1964

    Thirteen Wasted Years?

    By Nick Tiratsoo, Jim Tomlinson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The Conservatives and Industrial Efficiency, 1951-1964 responds to the need for a full assessment of the Conservatives performance in this crucial period. Drawing upon a wide range of archival sources, Nick Tiratsoo and Jim Tomlinson explore the different aspects of the efficiency question....

    Published August 26th 1998 by Routledge