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.
The Sustainability and Development of Ancient Economies Analysis and Examples
The Age of Global Economic Crises (1929-2022)
Inequality and Nutritional Transition in Economic History Spain in the 19th-21st Centuries
An Economic History of the First German Unification State Formation and Economic Development in a European Perspective
The Real Estate Market in the Roman World
The Political Economy of International Commodity Cartels An Economic History of the European Timber Trade in the 1930s
By Emmanouil M. L. Economou
October 06, 2023
In parallel to the development of democracy, the Athenians of the Classical period established a series of sophisticated economic institutions for the times through which they developed a maritime and commercially oriented economy. This book provides a thorough analysis of this transformation and ...
By Clement A. Tisdell, Serge Svizzero
July 07, 2023
Drawing on modern economic theory, this book provides new insights into the economic development of ancient economies and the sustainability of their development. The book pays particular attention to the economics of hunting and gathering societies and their diversity. New ideas are presented ...
By Juan Manuel Matés-Barco, María Vázquez-Fariñas
June 02, 2023
The frequency and repetition of economic crises over the last hundred years demands an analysis that allows us to discover the root causes of these situations and the problems they have generated in the world economy. This book investigates these cycles throughout the 20th and the early 21st ...
By Li Tan
May 31, 2023
China’s rise as an economic power has posed some challenging questions: how did China achieve GDP growth that was even faster than the Four Asian Tigers? Is the "Chinese model" superior? Why hasn’t the rapid economic growth lead to democracy in the country as many observers expected? And can China ...
By Catherine Casson, Mark Casson
May 05, 2023
Local enterprise, institutional quality and strategic location were of central importance in the growth of medieval towns. This book, comprising a study of 112 English towns, emphasises these key factors. Downstream locations on major rivers attracted international trade, and thereby stimulated the...
By Francisco J. Medina-Albaladejo, José Miguel Martínez-Carrión, Salvador Calatayud
April 13, 2023
Food consumption and nutrition are historically among the most characteristic features of inequality in living standards driven by socioeconomic, gender, generational and geographical reasons. Nutrition directly impacts mortality, life expectancy, height and illness and thus becomes a good ...
By Ulrich Pfister, Nikolaus Wolf
March 27, 2023
There is a striking chronological parallel between Germany’s transition from a post-Malthusian regime to modern economic growth and the formation of a modern nation-state between the late 1860s and the early 1880s, which culminated in the events of 1871.The central question of this book is whether ...
By Marta García Morcillo, Cristina Rosillo-López
March 22, 2023
As it is today, the property market was a key and dynamic economic sector in Ancient Rome. Its study demands a deep understanding of Roman society, of the normative frameworks and the notions of wealth, value, identity and status that shaped individual and collective mentalities. This book takes a ...
By Marcelo Rougier, Juan Odisio
February 27, 2023
This book explores the twists and turns in Argentina’s modern economic history and the debates that raged there around a problem common to all former colonies: how to achieve a level of economic growth for its population in a world characterized by unequal economic relations between the ...
By Timo Särkkä
August 01, 2022
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, ...
By Elina Kuorelahti
August 01, 2022
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 ...
By Indrajit Ray
June 02, 2022
Through two World Wars and the Great Depression, this book explores the turbulent history of colonial Indian industry in the period immediately prior to independence. Focusing on five major industries in Bengal - coal mining, iron-smelting, jute manufacturing, paper making and tea plantation – the...