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Perspectives in Economic and Social History


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We welcome new submissions for Perspectives in Economic and Social History. Please contact the series editors, Jari Eloranta (Economic History) and Andrew August (Social History), or Andy Humphries, Publisher for Economics at Routledge ([email protected]).

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Agriculture and the Great Depression The Rural Crisis of the 1930s in Europe and Americas

Agriculture and the Great Depression: The Rural Crisis of the 1930s in Europe and Americas

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Gérard Béaur, Francesco Chiapparino
August 22, 2022

What role did the agricultural sector play in the economic crash of 1929? Taking evidence from country cases across Europe and the Americas, this edited volume explores short-, medium- and long-term perspectives on the primary sector. The monograph brings together the voices of an international ...

Social Cohesion and Welfare States From Fragmentation to Social Peace

Social Cohesion and Welfare States: From Fragmentation to Social Peace

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Christopher Lloyd, Matti Hannikainen
June 06, 2022

Aiming to go beyond reiterating the stereotypical narrative of the rise of welfare states, this interdisciplinary book examines the long-run historical processes of the development of the welfare state. It focuses on the complex political, social, economic and institutional transformations which ...

Luxury, Fashion and the Early Modern Idea of Credit

Luxury, Fashion and the Early Modern Idea of Credit

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Klas Nyberg, Håkan Jakobsson
May 30, 2022

Luxury, Fashion and the Early Modern Idea of Credit addresses how social and cultural ideas about credit and trust, in the context of fashion and trade, were affected by the growth and development of the bankruptcy institution.   Luxury, fashion and social standing are intimately connected to ...

Credit and Debt in Eighteenth-Century England An Economic History of Debtors’ Prisons

Credit and Debt in Eighteenth-Century England: An Economic History of Debtors’ Prisons

1st Edition

By Alexander Wakelam
May 06, 2022

Throughout the eighteenth century hundreds of thousands of men and women were cast into prison for failing to pay their debts. This apparently illogical system where debtors were kept away from their places of work remained popular with creditors into the nineteenth century even as Britain ...

Early Modern Overseas Trade and Entrepreneurship Nordic Trading Companies in the Seventeenth Century

Early Modern Overseas Trade and Entrepreneurship: Nordic Trading Companies in the Seventeenth Century

1st Edition

By Kaarle Wirta
May 06, 2022

Drawing on an impressive range of archival material, this monograph delves into the careers of two businessmen who worked for Nordic chartered monopoly trading companies to illuminate individual entrepreneurship in the context of seventeenth-century long-distance trade. The study spans the ...

Franco Modigliani and Keynesian Economics

Franco Modigliani and Keynesian Economics

1st Edition

By Antonella Rancan
February 01, 2022

This book follows the intellectual path of Franco Modigliani, Nobel Prize winner and one of the most influential Keynesian economists of the twentieth century, tracing his development and examining the impact of his research. The book begins with Modigliani’s early work as a young law student in ...

North Eurasian Trade in World History, 1660–1860 The Economic and Political Importance of the Baltic Sea

North Eurasian Trade in World History, 1660–1860: The Economic and Political Importance of the Baltic Sea

1st Edition

By Werner Scheltjens
July 30, 2021

This book offers the first long-term analysis of the protracted struggle between Britain, France, Prussia, Russia, and Sweden for economic power and political influence in the northern part of the Eurasian continent between 1660 and 1860. This book shows how their commercial, diplomatic, and ...

A History of Cold War Industrialisation Finnish Shipbuilding between East and West

A History of Cold War Industrialisation: Finnish Shipbuilding between East and West

1st Edition

By Saara Matala
July 01, 2021

This monograph explores the economic consequences of the Cold War, a polarised world order which politicised technology and shaped industrial development. It provides a detailed archival-based history of the Finnish shipbuilding industry (1952–1996), which f lourished, thanks to the special ...

The Nordic Economic, Social and Political Model Challenges in the 21st Century

The Nordic Economic, Social and Political Model: Challenges in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Edited By Anu Koivunen, Jari Ojala, Janne Holmén
April 23, 2021

The Nordic Model is the 20th-century Scandinavian recipe for combining stable democracies, individual freedom, economic growth and comprehensive systems for social security. But what happens when Sweden and Finland – two countries topping global indexes for competitiveness, productivity, growth, ...

Workers, Unions and Payment in Kind The Fight for Real Wages in Britain, 1820–1914

Workers, Unions and Payment in Kind: The Fight for Real Wages in Britain, 1820–1914

1st Edition

By Christopher Frank
November 11, 2019

Despite the dramatic expansion of consumer culture from the beginning of the eighteenth century onwards and the developments in retailing, advertising and credit relationships in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, there were a significant number of working families in Britain who were not ...

Fiscal Policy in Early Modern Europe Portugal in Comparative Context

Fiscal Policy in Early Modern Europe: Portugal in Comparative Context

1st Edition

By Rodrigo da Costa Dominguez
September 04, 2019

This book will examine the gradual assembly and consolidation of Portuguese fiscal policy in the second half of the fifteenth century, providing a comparative analysis of the Portuguese State’s finances and fiscal dynamics with other Western European monarchies. This book examines relevant aspects ...

A History of States and Economic Policies in Early Modern Europe

A History of States and Economic Policies in Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

By Silvia A. Conca Messina
May 08, 2019

Why was early modern Europe the starting point of the economic expansion which led to the Industrial Revolution? What was the state’s role in this momentous transformation? A History of States and Economic Policies in Early Modern Europe takes a comparative approach to answer these questions, ...

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