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Routledge Library Editions: Economic History reprints some of the most important works on economic history published in the last century.
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Alexander Dalrymple and the Expansion of British Trade

Alexander Dalrymple and the Expansion of British Trade

1st Edition

Howard T. Fry
February 09, 2015

Alexander Dalrymple was once described as the man who, after Hakluyt, had done most for the spread of Britain’s commerce. In this important new work, Dr. Fry discusses Dalrymple’s extensive contribution to knowledge about New Guinea and his pioneer attempt to establish a free port on Balambangan, ...

An Economic History of England 1870-1939

An Economic History of England 1870-1939

1st Edition

William Ashworth
February 09, 2015

This is a comprehensive account of a decisive epoch in England's economic development by a leading economic historian. 'Works of economic history often get bogged dwon in figures - so many machines, so much unemployment, often, too, they are histories of technology, not of economic ...

An Economic History of Italy From the Fall of the Empire to the Beginning of the 16th Century

An Economic History of Italy: From the Fall of the Empire to the Beginning of the 16th Century

1st Edition

Gino Luzzatto
February 09, 2015

This book is the first to provide English readers with a brief and comprehensive survey of economic life in Italy during the period of its greatest splendour: the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The wealth of Renaissance Italy was the product of centuries of growth, and the great Renaissance cities, ...

An Economic History of the British Isles

An Economic History of the British Isles

1st Edition

Arthur Birnie
February 09, 2015

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

Aspects of Capital Investment in Great Britain 1750-1850 A preliminary survey, report of a conference held the University of Sheffield, 5-7 January 1969

Aspects of Capital Investment in Great Britain 1750-1850: A preliminary survey, report of a conference held the University of Sheffield, 5-7 January 1969

1st Edition

S. Pollard, J.P.P Higgins
February 09, 2015

These six papers were originally delivered to a conference at Sheffield University in 1969 and represent an overview of a research project led by Professor Pollard, which aimed to construct a series of annual figures of capital formation for the Industrial Revolution in Britain - both in aggregate ...

Banker's World The Revival of the City 1957-1970

Banker's World: The Revival of the City 1957-1970

1st Edition

Richard Fry
February 09, 2015

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

Britain's Economic Prospects Reconsidered

Britain's Economic Prospects Reconsidered

1st Edition

Alec Cairncross
February 09, 2015

This book is a sequal to Britain's Economic Prospects, the report issued in 1968 by the Brookings Institution and universally accepted as the most thorough and comprehensive study of the British Economy to have ever appeared. Two years later, just after the British General election, six fo the ...

British Agriculture 1875-1914

British Agriculture: 1875-1914

1st Edition

P J Perry
February 09, 2015

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, lower rents and untenanted farms. Previously attributed to bad seasons and increased food ...

Capital and Steam Power 1750-1800

Capital and Steam Power: 1750-1800

1st Edition

John Lord
February 09, 2015

When it appeared in 1923, John Lord’s Capital and Steam Power 1750–1800 was the first book to be based on the voluminous Boultori and Watt papers in Birmingham since the hey-day of Samuel Smiles. Although Lord’s conclusions have been modified and corrected on various points, this book still ...

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

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

1st Edition

Brian Pullan
February 09, 2015

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 western colonial power in the eastern Mediterranean, found its principal fame three ...

Documents of the Industrial Revolution 1750-1850 Select Economic and Social Documents for Sixth forms

Documents of the Industrial Revolution 1750-1850: Select Economic and Social Documents for Sixth forms

1st Edition

Richard L. Tames
February 09, 2015

This fascinating collection presents industrialization as a total historical process involving the destruction of one world simultaneously with the creation of another. Divided into two sections, it deals with elements of life such as the organization of labour, the health of the nation, rural and ...

England's Foreign Trade in the Nineteenth Century Its Economic and Social Results

England's Foreign Trade in the Nineteenth Century: Its Economic and Social Results

1st Edition

A.L. Bowley
February 09, 2015

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

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