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  • Innovation and Technological Diffusion

    An cconomic history of early steam engines

    By Harilaos Kitsikopoulos

    This book deals with two key aspects of the history of steam engines, a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution, specifically the road that led to its discovery and the process of diffusion of the early steam engines. The first part of the volume outlines the technological and scientific…

    Hardback – 2015-10-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Economic History

  • Peripheral Visions of Economic Development

    New frontiers in development economics and the history of economic thought

    Edited by Mario Garcia-Molina, Hans-Michael Trautwein

    This book explores peripheral visions on economic development, both in the sense that it deals with specific issues of economic development and underdevelopment in countries at the periphery of the world economy, and in terms of its exploration of the economic thinking developed in those regions,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development Economics

  • Augustus to Nero (Routledge Revivals)

    A Sourcebook on Roman History, 31 BC-AD 68

    By David Braund

    The years from the battle of Actium to the death of Nero stand at the very heart of Roman history. Yet the sources of this key period, particularly the inscriptions, papyri and coins, are not readily accessible. Crucial new discoveries remain buried in learned periodicals, and now that the study of…

    Paperback – 2015-10-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Russia's 'Age of Silver' (Routledge Revivals)

    Precious-Metal Production and Economic Growth in the Eighteenth Century

    By Ian Blanchard

    First published in 1989, Russia’s ‘Age of Silver’ represents a major contribution to the history of the international economy during the eighteenth century, challenging old prejudices and establishing the importance of Russian precious-metal production. Ian Blanchard examines the nature of the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Inherited Wealth, Justice and Equality

    Edited by Guido Erreygers, John Cunliffe

    The core of the book consists of a selection of papers presented at an international workshop where researchers from a variety of fields and countries discussed the connections between inherited wealth, justice and equality. The volume is complemented by a few other papers commissioned by the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Alan S. Milward and Contemporary European History

    Collected Academic Reviews

    Edited by Fernando Guirao, Frances M.B. Lynch

    Alan S. Milward was a renowned historian of contemporary Europe. In addition to his books, as well as articles and chapters in edited books, he also wrote nearly 250 book reviews and review articles, some in French and German, which were published in journals world-wide. Taken together they reveal…

    Hardback – 2015-09-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • The International Aluminium Cartel

    The Business and Politics of a Cooperative Industrial Institution (1886-1978)

    By Marco Bertilorenzi

    Aluminium was one of most cartelised industries in the international economic panorama of the 20th century. Born following the discovery of electrolytic smelting process in 1886, this industry, even in its infancy, established a cartel which characterised its history until nearly 1980. Managers of…

    Hardback – 2015-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies in Business History

  • Capitalism: The Basics

    By David Coates

    The global economy is dominated by a powerful set of established and emerging capitalisms, from the long-standing capitalist economies of the West to the rising economies of the BRIC countries. An understanding of capitalism is therefore fundamental to understanding the modern world. Capitalism:…

    Paperback – 2015-09-20 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • The Idea of History in Constructing Economics

    By Michael H. Turk

    How scientific is economics? This question has often been framed by analogies and correspondences made between economics and other, seemingly more well-established scientific disciplines, starting with classical mechanics. At the same time economics is likely to be seen in opposition to or in…

    Hardback – 2015-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Female Agency in the Urban Economy

    Gender in European Towns, 1640-1830

    Edited by Deborah Simonton, Anne Montenach

    This innovative new book is overtly and explicitly about female agency in eighteenth-century European towns. However, it positions female activity and decisions unequivocally in an urban world of institutions, laws, regulations, customs and ideologies. Gender politics complicated and shaped the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

  • The Economic Civil Rights Movement

    African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power

    Edited by Michael Ezra

    Economic inequalities have been perhaps the most enduring problem facing African Americans since the civil rights movement, despite the attention they have received from activists. Although the civil rights movement dealt successfully with injustices like disenfranchisement and segregated public…

    Paperback – 2015-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in African American History

  • Chicago

    An economic history

    By John F. McDonald

    Chicago went from nothing in 1830 to become the second-largest city in the nation in 1900, while the Midwest developed to become one of the world’s foremost urban areas. This book is an economic history of the Chicago metropolitan area from the 1820s to the present. It examines the city in its…

    Hardback – 2015-08-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

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