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Routledge Explorations in Economic History


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This long established series provides a platform for books which break new ground in the understanding of the development of the modern world economy. Equally rooted in economics and history, the series is not limited to any particular period or region. Individual titles focus on particular countries, key industries, themes, or international economic relations.

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The Political Economy of International Commodity Cartels An Economic History of the European Timber Trade in the 1930s

The Political Economy of International Commodity Cartels: An Economic History of the European Timber Trade in the 1930s

1st Edition

By Elina Kuorelahti
December 30, 2020

The Political Economy of International Commodity Cartels examines how international commodity cartels in the 1930s were impacted not only by commercial rivalry, but also by international trade political and diplomatic concerns. This work presents the rise and decline of the European Timber ...

Paper and the British Empire The Quest for Imperial Raw Materials, 1861–1960

Paper and the British Empire: The Quest for Imperial Raw Materials, 1861–1960

1st Edition

By Timo Särkkä
December 29, 2020

Paper and the British Empire examines the evolution of the paper industry within British organisational frameworks and highlights the role of the Empire as a market and business-making area in a world of shrinking commerce and rising trade barriers. Drawing on a valuable range of primary sources, ...

An Economic History of Regional Industrialization

An Economic History of Regional Industrialization

1st Edition

Edited By Bas van Leeuwen, Robin C.M. Philips, Erik Buyst
October 23, 2020

This book offers a comprehensive study of regional industrialization in Europe and Asia from the early nineteenth century to the present. Using case studies on regional industrialization, the book provides insights into similarities and differences in industrialization processes between European, ...

A Global History of Money

A Global History of Money

1st Edition

By Akinobu Kuroda
April 09, 2020

Looking from the 11th century to the 20th century, Kuroda explores how money was used and how currencies evolved in transactions within local communities and in broader trade networks. The discussion covers Asia, Europe and Africa and highlights an impressive global interconnectedness in the ...

Modern Advertising and the Market for Audience Attention The US Advertising Industry's Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century Transition

Modern Advertising and the Market for Audience Attention: The US Advertising Industry's Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century Transition

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By Zoe Sherman
December 04, 2019

Modern advertising was created in the US between 1870 and 1920 when advertisers and the increasingly specialized advertising industry that served them crafted means of reliable access to and knowledge of audiences. This highly original and accessible book re-centers the story of the invention of ...

Family Firms and Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe The Business, Bankruptcy and Resilience of the Höchstetters of Augsburg

Family Firms and Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe: The Business, Bankruptcy and Resilience of the Höchstetters of Augsburg

1st Edition

By Thomas Max Safley
November 27, 2019

This fascinating study follows the fortunes of the Höchstetter family, merchant-manufacturers and financiers of Augsburg, Germany, in the late-fifteenth and early-sixteenth centuries, and sheds light on the economic and social history of failure and resilience in early modern Europe. Carefully ...

An Economic History of Famine Resilience

An Economic History of Famine Resilience

1st Edition

Edited By Jessica Dijkman, Bas van Leeuwen
September 26, 2019

Food crises have always tested societies. This volume discusses societal resilience to food crises, examining the responses and strategies at the societal level that effectively helped individuals and groups to cope with drops in food supply, in various parts of the world over the past two ...

The Economic Development of Europe's Regions A Quantitative History since 1900

The Economic Development of Europe's Regions: A Quantitative History since 1900

1st Edition

Edited By Joan Ramón Rosés, Nikolaus Wolf
November 22, 2018

This book is the first quantitative description of Europe’s economic development at a regional level over the entire twentieth century. Based on a new and comprehensive set of data, it brings together a group of leading economic historians in order to describe and analyze the development of ...

Natural Resources and Economic Growth Learning from History

Natural Resources and Economic Growth: Learning from History

1st Edition

Edited By Marc Badia-Miró, Vicente Pinilla, Henry Willebald
August 06, 2018

The relationship between natural capital and economic growth is an open debate in the   field of economic development. Is an abundance of natural resources a blessing or a curse for economic performance? The field of Economic History offers an excellent vantage to explore the relevance of ...

The Development of Modern Industries in Bengal ReIndustrialisation, 1858–1914

The Development of Modern Industries in Bengal: ReIndustrialisation, 1858–1914

1st Edition

By Indrajit Ray
June 11, 2018

Bengal’s traditional industries, once celebrated worldwide, largely decayed under the backwash effects of the British Industrial Revolution in the first half of the nineteenth century. Although colonial ambivalence is often cited as an explanation, this study also shows that a series of new ...

Money, Currency and Crisis In Search of Trust, 2000 BC to AD 2000

Money, Currency and Crisis: In Search of Trust, 2000 BC to AD 2000

1st Edition

Edited By R.J. van der Spek, Bas van Leeuwen
May 31, 2018

Money is a core feature in all discussions of economic crisis, as is clear from the debates about the responses of the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States to the 2008 economic crisis. This volume explores the role of money in economic performance, and focuses on...

The Political Economy of Mercantilism

The Political Economy of Mercantilism

1st Edition

By Lars Magnusson
January 03, 2018

Since the days of Adam Smith, Mercantilism has been a hotly debated issue. Condemned at the end of the 18th century as a "false" system of economic thinking and political practice, it has returned paradoxically to the forefront in regard to issues such as the creation of economic growth in ...

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