The purpose of this volume, first published in 1925, is to provide the historical account of the regime whereby the State, in different countries, has sought to control economic life in the interests of political and national strength and independence. This study explores the history of the Mercantile System, or Mercantilism, in different nations. It also examines the methods adopted by the State for the promotion and regulation of agriculture, industry and commerce. This title will be of interest to students of economics.
1. Introduction 2. Ancient Mercantilism 3. Factors in the Rise of the Modern Mercantile System 4. History of English Mercantilism: The Pre-Colonial Period 5. History of English Mercantilism: The Colonial Period 6. History of English Mercantilism: Decline and Fall 7. History of European Mercantilism: Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands 8. History of European Mercantilism: France 9. History of European Mercantilism: Germany 10. History of Mercantilism: Austria, Italy, Scandinavian Countries, Russia, Japan 11. History of American Mercantilism 12. History of Mercantilism in the British Dominions and in India 13. Mercantilism, Old and New; General Bibliographical Note; Notes; Index
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1925 and 1990, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the history of economic thought. The volumes encompass many different schools of economic thought, with a focus on individual economic thinkers such as Friedrich Hayek, Adam Smith and Piero Sraffa. This set will be of interest to students of economics, particularly students of the history of economic thought.