General Economic History

General Economic History

DIVStarting with descriptions and analyses of the agrarian systems, the famed economist explores manorial system, guilds, and early capitalism, organization of industry and mining, development of commerce, the transporting of goods, and ...

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486147765

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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DIVStarting with descriptions and analyses of the agrarian systems, the famed economist explores manorial system, guilds, and early capitalism, organization of industry and mining, development of commerce, the transporting of goods, and more. /div
Categories: Business & Economics

General Economic History of the Dominion 1867 1912 Classic Reprint

General Economic History of the Dominion  1867 1912  Classic Reprint

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Oscar Douglas Skelton

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1334219109

Category: History

Page: 214

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Excerpt from General Economic History of the Dominion, 1867-1912 Communication was convenient. In the east the waters of the St Lawrence and Hudson Bay ohered shipway far into the heart of the continent, though in the winter months the northern frosts sealed the St Lawrence channel and studded Hudson Strait with ice - a drawback railway construction could not altogether remove, with Halifax twice as far as New York from Toronto. On the west coast, though nearly half the length was cut off from direct access to the sea by the Alaskan extension jutting south - as Newfoundland's Labra dor strip in parallel but less hampering way barred half the Atlantic coast - the sunken mountain valleys of the southern half provided deep fiord harbours of unsurpassed magnificence. In the interior the St Lawrence chain of lakes and rivers afforded unequalled facilities for transport, with formidable barriers of falls and rapids to conquer. Far to the west the Saskatchewan carried the possibilities of navigation to the foot of the Rockies, its waters falling into Hudson Bay through the Nelson, and into Lake Superior through the Winnipeg and Rainy Lake chain but the capriciously winding, swift or shallow waterways of the west, running through plain and prairie land that o ered open paths, were destined, in spite of oft-recurring plans and projects, long to play a lesser part than the waterways of the east, owing deep and straight through dense and trackless forests. The broad Mackenzie found outlet in a frozen sea; the rivers of the Pacific coast were more valuable for the railroad bed they had channelled out than for what traffic their own swift waters could bear. Through the mountains of the Far West, passes, some still unknown, were destined to afi'ord passage way for railroads at less than half the altitude to which the transcontinental roads of the United States were forced to climb. Throughout the whole half-continent there were no impassable barriers and but few grades so steep as to hamper traffic. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
Categories: History

The Cambridge Economic History of India Volume 2 C 1757 c 1970

The Cambridge Economic History of India  Volume 2  C 1757 c 1970

The Cambridge Economic History of India will be widely accepted as the standard work of reference on the subject, and the volumes will be of relevance to fields other than economic history, being the first major collaborative work of its ...

Author: Tapan Raychaudhuri

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521228026

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1078

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The Cambridge Economic History of India, published in two volumes, aims at tracing the changes in the economy of India from the thirteenth to the middle of the present century and beyond. The second volume covers the period 1757–1970, from the establishment of British rule to its termination, with epilogues on the post-Independence period. Part I opens with a broad description of the economy in the middle of the eighteenth century, then describes general economic trends in four main regions up to the middle of the nineteenth century, and includes a discussion of changes in the agrarian structure up to the end of 1947. Part II takes up various themes for the economy as a whole, while Part III deals with post-Independence developments in India and Pakistan. The Cambridge Economic History of India will be widely accepted as the standard work of reference on the subject, and the volumes will be of relevance to fields other than economic history, being the first major collaborative work of its kind to explore the shift of an advanced Asian civilization from pre-colonial times to independence.
Categories: Business & Economics

Structure and Change in Economic History

Structure and Change in Economic History

In this bold, sweeping study of the development of Western economies, Douglass C. North sets forth a new view of societal change.

Author: Douglass Cecil North

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 039395241X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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In this bold, sweeping study of the development of Western economies, Douglass C. North sets forth a new view of societal change.
Categories: Business & Economics

Historians Economists and Economic History Routledge Revivals

Historians  Economists  and Economic History  Routledge Revivals

First published in 1989, Alon Kadish’s study re-examines the standard view held by historians of economic thought whereby economic history emerged from the historicist criticism of neoclassical economic theory.

Author: Alon Kadish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136826719

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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First published in 1989, Alon Kadish’s study re-examines the standard view held by historians of economic thought whereby economic history emerged from the historicist criticism of neoclassical economic theory. He also demonstrates how the discipline evolved as an extension of the study of history. The study will appeal to students and scholars in historiography, the development of higher education and in the history if economic thought in general, as well as all those interested in the evolution of Oxford and Cambridge.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Cambridge Economic History of India Volume 1 C 1200 c 1750

The Cambridge Economic History of India  Volume 1  C 1200 c 1750

Examines the history of India during the period c. 1200-c. 1750.

Author: Tapan Raychaudhuri

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521226929

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 543

View: 900

Examines the history of India during the period c. 1200-c. 1750.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

"While many dictionaries of economics are available for purchase, this title is unique because of its greater depth of treatment.

Author: Joel Mokyr

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780195105070

Category: Economic history

Page: 2824

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What were the economic roots of modern industrialism? Were labor unions ever effective in raising workers' living standards? Did high levels of taxation in the past normally lead to economic decline? These and similar questions profoundly inform a wide range of intertwined social issues whose complexity, scope, and depth become fully evident in the Encyclopedia. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the Encyclopedia is divided not only by chronological and geographic boundaries, but also by related subfields such as agricultural history, demographic history, business history, and the histories of technology, migration, and transportation. The articles, all written and signed by international contributors, include scholars from Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Covering economic history in all areas of the world and segments of ecnomies from prehistoric times to the present, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History is the ideal resource for students, economists, and general readers, offering a unique glimpse into this integral part of world history.
Categories: Economic history

An Economic History of Modern Sweden

An Economic History of Modern Sweden

The book highlights the determinants of long term growth, the role of innovations and entrepreneurs as well as the interplay between different sectors of the economy over major epochs.

Author: Lennart Schön

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415671309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 371

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The book is based on a rich and detailed quantitative material from research over the past decades with consecutive time series over production volumes, employment, productivity, investments etc. for sectors and branches covering the whole economy, even including estimates of non-marketed domestic work. It is also based on a broad literature from Swedish historiography with details on the individual level of firms, innovators and entrepreneurs. Focus is upon the interplay between technological, economic and social change where a number of broad themes are treated with a general interest to historians or economists, e.g. the role of social change and domestic markets versus international specialisation and exports as dynamic factors in Swedish economic growth.
Categories: Business & Economics

An Economic History of the United States

An Economic History of the United States

An Economic History of the United States is a thoughtful and accessible introduction to the subject of American economic history, suitable for undergraduate courses in U.S. political and economic history.

Author: Frederick S. Weaver

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442255203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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The economy of the United States is constantly evolving in response to wars, technological innovations, cultural revolutions, and political maneuverings. Tracing the economic machine of the United States from its first experiments in the colonies to the post–Great Recession era of today, Frederick S. Weaver creates a dynamic narrative of this country’s progression through times of feast and times of famine. Weaver explores diverse areas of the market beyond the financial sector, examining historical fluctuations in distribution of income, how the ebb and flow of specific industries have influenced the shape of the market, and, ultimately, how the economy of the United States has made America the nation we know today. An Economic History of the United States is a thoughtful and accessible introduction to the subject of American economic history, suitable for undergraduate courses in U.S. political and economic history.
Categories: Business & Economics

Economic History of Early Medieval Northern India

Economic History of Early Medieval Northern India

This Book Is A Comprehensive And Systematic Study Of The Economic Institutions Such As Agriculture, Types Of Crops, Nature Of Peasantry, Land Grants, Internal And Domestic Trade, Urban Concept, Forced Labour And Paucity Of Coins Etc.The ...

Author: Gian Chand Chauhan

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126902604

Category: Agriculture

Page: 125

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Economic History Of Early Medieval Northern India Is An Attempt To Present The Picture Of Agrarian Formation And Economic Changing Which Early Medieval India Had Experienced. This Book Is A Comprehensive And Systematic Study Of The Economic Institutions Such As Agriculture, Types Of Crops, Nature Of Peasantry, Land Grants, Internal And Domestic Trade, Urban Concept, Forced Labour And Paucity Of Coins Etc.The Book Does Not Claim To Present A General Economic History Of Early Medieval India In The Traditional Manner. The Distinctive Characteristic Of This Book Lies In The Fact That It Present The Thesis Of Economic Development And Changes Which Took Place During The Period Of Study. An Attempt Has Been Made To Make An Evolution Of The One Of The Most Critical Periods Of Indian History With Main Focus On Agrarian Structure And Economic Institutions. The Study Has Been Based Both On The Literary And Epigraphical Sources. The Book, Therefore, Present A Deteriorating Grim Scenario About The Agricultural And Economic Condition Of The Historical Period Spanning From 8Th Century To 10Th Century A.D. It Also Traces The Causal Complexities Which Forced The Peasant To Accept Their Fate Passively And Without A Murmur.
Categories: Agriculture

American Economic History

American Economic History

Analysis of economic history from about 1800 to the late 1950s.

Author: Seymour E. Harris

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 158798136X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 572

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Analysis of economic history from about 1800 to the late 1950s.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Concise Economic History of Britain

A Concise Economic History of Britain

Professor Court investigates the economic life of Britain between 1750 and the onset of war in 1939.

Author: W. H. B. Court

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521092175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 642

Professor Court investigates the economic life of Britain between 1750 and the onset of war in 1939.
Categories: Business & Economics

Encyclopedia of American Economic History

Encyclopedia of American Economic History

Essays examine various aspects of American economic history including economic trends, productivity, foreign trade, and tariffs.

Author: Glenn Porter

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference

ISBN: 0684162717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1286

View: 678

Essays examine various aspects of American economic history including economic trends, productivity, foreign trade, and tariffs.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Cambridge Economic History of the United States

The Cambridge Economic History of the United States

Surveys the economic history of British North America and the early United States to the end of the 18th cenutry

Author: John H Munro Professor of Economics and Professor of History Stanley L Engerman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521394422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 481

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Surveys the economic history of British North America and the early United States to the end of the 18th cenutry
Categories: Business & Economics

A New Economic History of Colonial India

A New Economic History of Colonial India

An up-to-date critical survey and novel resource on Indian Economic History, this book will be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Economic History, Indian and South Asian Studies, Economics and Comparative and Global ...

Author: Latika Chaudhary

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317674337

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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A New Economic History of Colonial India provides a new perspective on Indian economic history. Using economic theory and quantitative methods, it shows how the discipline is being redefined and how new scholarship on India is beginning to embrace and make use of concepts from the larger field of global economic history and economics. The book discusses the impact of property rights, the standard of living, the labour market and the aftermath of the Partition. It also addresses how education and work changed, and provides a rethinking of traditional topics including de-industrialization, industrialization, railways, balance of payments, and the East India Company. Written in an accessible way, the contributors – all leading experts in their fields – firmly place Indian history in the context of world history. An up-to-date critical survey and novel resource on Indian Economic History, this book will be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Economic History, Indian and South Asian Studies, Economics and Comparative and Global History.
Categories: Social Science

Studies in the Economic History of the Middle East

Studies in the Economic History of the Middle East

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: M. A. Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136040085

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science

The Economic History of Byzantium

The Economic History of Byzantium

This three-volume study examines the structures and dynamics of the economy and the factors that contributed to its development over time. The first volume addresses the environment, resources, communications, and production techniques.

Author: Angeliki E. Laiou

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 088402332X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1205

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The longevity of the Byzantine state was due largely to the existence of variegated and articulated economic systems. This three-volume study examines the structures and dynamics of the economy and the factors that contributed to its development over time. The first volume addresses the environment, resources, communications, and production techniques. The second volume examines the urban economy; presents case studies of a number of places, including Sardis, Pergamon, Thebes, Athens, and Corinth; and discusses exchange, trade, and market forces. The third volume treats the themes of economic institutions and the state and general traits of the Byzantine economy. This global study of one of the most successful medieval economies will interest historians, economic historians, archaeologists, and art historians, as well as those interested in the Byzantine Empire and the medieval Mediterranean world.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Rise of the Western World

The Rise of the Western World

First published in 1973, this is a radical interpretation, offering a unified explanation for the growth of Western Europe between 900 A. D. and 1700, providing a general theoretical framework for institutional change geared to the general ...

Author: Douglass C. North

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107469433

Category: History

Page: 179

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First published in 1973, this is a radical interpretation, offering a unified explanation for the growth of Western Europe between 900 A. D. and 1700, providing a general theoretical framework for institutional change geared to the general reader.
Categories: History