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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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Commercial Networks and European Cities, 1400–1800

Commercial Networks and European Cities, 1400–1800

1st Edition

Edited By Andrea Caracausi, Christof Jeggle
January 21, 2016

Merchant networks generated trade and the exchange of goods between the cities of early modern Europe. This collection of essays analyses these commercial networks, focusing on the roles of kinship, origin, religion and business in creating and maintaining urban economies....

Conflict, Commerce and Franco-Scottish Relations, 1560–1713

Conflict, Commerce and Franco-Scottish Relations, 1560–1713

1st Edition

By Siobhan Talbott
January 21, 2016

Using untapped archival sources from Britain, France and America, Talbott presents a comparative view of British relations with France over the long seventeenth century....

Crime and Community in Reformation Scotland Negotiating Power in a Burgh Society

Crime and Community in Reformation Scotland: Negotiating Power in a Burgh Society

1st Edition

By J R D Falconer
January 21, 2016

Based on church and state records from the burgh of Aberdeen, this study explores the deeper social meaning behind petty crime during the Reformation. Falconer argues that an analysis of both criminal behaviour and law enforcement provides a unique view into the workings of an early modern urban ...

Drink in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Drink in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

1st Edition

Edited By Susanne Schmid, Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp
January 21, 2016

This collection of essays covers the representation and practice of drinking a variety of beverages across eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain and North America. The case studies in this volume cover drinking culture from a variety of perspectives, including literature, history, anthropology...

Energy, Trade and Finance in Asia A Political and Economic Analysis

Energy, Trade and Finance in Asia: A Political and Economic Analysis

1st Edition

By Justin Dargin, Tai Wei Lim
January 21, 2016

This study offers a vital reappraisal of the trade relationship between north-east Asia and the Gulf. Writing from a non-western standpoint, Dargin and Lim make a compelling case for how these regions became economically integrated in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis....

English Catholics and the Education of the Poor, 1847–1902

English Catholics and the Education of the Poor, 1847–1902

1st Edition

By Eric G Tenbus
January 21, 2016

Filling an important gap in the historiography of Victorian Britain, this book examines the English Catholic Church's efforts during the second half of the nineteenth century to provide elementary education for Catholics....

Female Economic Strategies in the Modern World

Female Economic Strategies in the Modern World

1st Edition

Edited By Beatrice Moring
January 21, 2016

This collection of essays looks at the various ways in which women have coped financially in a male-dominated world. Chapters focus on Europe and Latin America, and cover the whole of the modern period....

Female Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth-Century Russia

Female Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth-Century Russia

1st Edition

By Galina Ulianova
January 21, 2016

This pioneering work comprehensively examines the history of female entrepreneurship in the Russian Empire during nineteenth-century industrial development....

Financing India's Imperial Railways, 1875–1914

Financing India's Imperial Railways, 1875–1914

1st Edition

By Stuart Sweeney
January 21, 2016

The Indian railway network began as a liberal experiment to promote trade and commerce, the distribution of food and military mobility. Sweeney's study focuses on Britain's largest overseas investment project during the nineteenth century, offering a new perspective on the Anglo-Indian experience....

Global Trade and Commercial Networks Eighteenth-Century Diamond Merchants

Global Trade and Commercial Networks: Eighteenth-Century Diamond Merchants

1st Edition

By Tijl Vanneste
January 21, 2016

At the heart of this study on cross-cultural trade lies a concrete case-study of a network of diamond merchants operating in the early eighteenth century. All the traders examined in this study are outsiders: an English Catholic in Antwerp, Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews in London and Amsterdam and ...

Jewish Immigrants in London, 1880–1939

Jewish Immigrants in London, 1880–1939

1st Edition

By Susan L Tananbaum
January 21, 2016

Between 1880 and 1939, a quarter of a million European Jews settled in England. Tananbaum explores the differing ways in which the existing Anglo-Jewish communities, local government and education and welfare organizations sought to socialize these new arrivals, focusing on the experiences of ...

London Clerical Workers, 1880–1914 Development of the Labour Market

London Clerical Workers, 1880–1914: Development of the Labour Market

1st Edition

By Michael Heller
January 21, 2016

This study is based on a wide range of business sources as well as newspapers, journals, novels and oral history, allowing Heller to put forward a new interpretation of working conditions for London clerks, highlighting the ways in which clerical work changed and modernized over this period....

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