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  • Harriet Martineau and the Birth of Disciplines

    Nineteenth-century intellectual powerhouse, 1st Edition

    Edited by Valerie Sanders, Gaby Weiner

    One of the foremost writers of her time, Harriet Martineau established her reputation by writing a hugely successful series of fictional tales on political economy whose wide readership included the young Queen Victoria. She went on to write fiction and nonfiction; books, articles and pamphlets;…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17

  • Italian Merchants in the Early-Modern Spanish Monarchy

    Business Relations, Identities and Political Resources, 1st Edition

    Edited by Catia Brilli, Manuel Herrero Sánchez

    Italian businessmen played a key role in both international trade and finance from the Middle Ages until the first decades of the seventeenth century. While the peak of their influence within and beyond Europe has been thoroughly examined by historians, the way in which merchants from the Italian…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17

  • Rethinking the Fall of the Planter Class

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christer Petley

    From the late eighteenth century, the planter class of the British Caribbean were faced with challenges stemming from revolutions, war, the rise of abolitionism and social change. By the nineteenth century, this once powerful group within the British Empire found itself struggling to influence an…

    Paperback – 2019-01-10

  • The Dynamics of Growth in Emerging Economies

    The Case of Turkey, 1st Edition

    Edited by Arzu Akkoyunlu Wigley, Selim Çağatay

    How can Turkey increase its medium- and long-term growth potential? Despite episodes of fast growth, this has become a vital question for the Turkish economy, in order to avoid being stuck in a middle-income trap. There has been an increase in the number of studies presenting growth in Turkey and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

  • The Evolution of Economic Ideas and Systems

    A Pluralist Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Schneider

    In order to fully understand the evolution and future growth of economic systems, we must draw on the lessons of economic history. The 2008 Financial Crisis, for example, mirrored past economic meltdowns with uncanny accuracy. Just like the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Savings and …

    Paperback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge Pluralist Introductions to Economics

  • The Shaping of London

    A Political and Economic Perspective 1066-1870, 1st Edition

    By Paul Balchin

    Originally published in 2014, The Shaping of London chronologically examines the likely impact of wars, dynastic struggles, demographic change and economic growth on the physical fabric of London. The book traces the evolution of architectural style in London within the context of politics and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Revivals: Charles Booth's London (1969)

    A Portrait of the Poor at the Turn of the Century, Drawn from His "Life and Labour of the People in London", 1st Edition

    Edited by Albert Fried, Richard M. Elman

    First published in 1969, this book presents a one-volume anthology of Charles Booth’s Life and Labour of the People in London, the classic early study of the poor in the urban environment. The original text consists of a vast compendium of descriptions of families, homes, streets, conditions of…

    Paperback – 2018-12-05

  • Lancashire Cotton Operatives and Work, 1900-1950

    A Social History of Lancashire Cotton Operatives in the Twentieth Century, 1st Edition

    By Alan Fowler

    This title was first published in 2003. The cotton industry was one of the major motors that powered Britain's industrial development from the mid-eighteenth century, contributing in no small way to the revolution that was to transform Europe over the next hundred years. The combination of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-03
    Routledge Revivals

  • Agrarian Reform and Resistance in an Age of Globalisation

    The Euro-American World and Beyond, 1780-1914, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joe Regan, Cathal Smith

    This book investigates the causes and effects of modernisation in rural regions of Britain and Ireland, continental Europe, the Americas, and Australasia between 1780 and 1914. In this period, the transformation of the world economy associated with the Industrial Revolution fuelled dramatic changes…

    Hardback – 2018-11-29
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • The Economic Development of Europe's Regions

    A Quantitative History since 1900, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joan Ramón Rosés, Nikolaus Wolf

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-11-22
    Routledge Explorations in Economic History

  • The Economic Thought of Friedrich List

    1st Edition

    Edited by Harald Hagemann, Stephan Seiter, Eugen Wendler

    As the world grapples with increased globalization and technological change, Friedrich List’s work appears more relevant than ever before. His theory of "productive powers" and his argument for protecting infant industries give us a valuable way of looking at innovation systems, winners and losers…

    Hardback – 2018-11-22
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Cowrie Shells and Cowrie Money

    A Global History, 1st Edition

    By Bin Yang

    Originating in the sea, especially in the waters surrounding the low-lying islands of the Maldives, Cypraea moneta (sometimes confused with Cypraea annulus) was transported to various parts of Afro-Eurasia in the prehistoric era, and in many cases, it was gradually transformed into a form of money…

    Hardback – 2018-11-16
    Routledge Approaches to History

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