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]).
North Eurasian Trade in World History, 1660–1860 The Economic and Political Importance of the Baltic Sea
A History of Cold War Industrialisation Finnish Shipbuilding between East and West
Early Modern Overseas Trade and Entrepreneurship Nordic Trading Companies in the Seventeenth Century
Franco Modigliani and Keynesian Economics
Labor Before the Industrial Revolution Work, Technology and their Ecologies in an Age of Early Capitalism
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Edited By Klas Nyberg, Håkan Jakobsson
November 30, 2020
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 ...
By Kaarle Wirta
July 21, 2020
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 ...
By Alexander Wakelam
July 03, 2020
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 ...
By Antonella Rancan
June 15, 2020
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Edited By Thomas Max Safley
October 24, 2018
One cannot conceive of capitalism without labor. Yet many of the current debates about economic development leading to industrialization fail to directly engage with labor at all. This collection of essays strives to correct this oversight and to reintroduce labor into the great debates about ...
By Marion Pluskota
October 24, 2018
In the last third of the eighteenth-century, Bristol and Nantes were two of the most active commercial ports of England and France, despite a slowdown of their economy. Their economies were based primarily on the maritime trade, but they developed alongside Atlantic industries that attracted many ...