General Economic History

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147762

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
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General Economic History of the Dominion, 1867-1912 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Oscar Douglas Skelton

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781334219108

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."
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The Cambridge Economic History of India: Volume 2, C.1751-c.1970

Author: Tapan Raychaudhuri,Dharma Kumar,Irfan Habib,Meghnad Desai

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521228022

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.
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Historians, Economists, and Economic History (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Alon Kadish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136826718

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.
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The Rise of the Western World

A New Economic History

Author: Douglass C. North,Robert Paul Thomas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107469430

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.
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An Economic History of the United States

From 1607 to the Present

Author: Ronald Seavoy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135862761

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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An Economic History of the United States is an accessible and informative survey designed for undergraduate courses on American economic history. The book spans from 1607 to the modern age and presents a documented history of how the American economy has propelled the nation into a position of world leadership. Noted economic historian Ronald E. Seavoy covers nearly 400 years of economic history, beginning with the commercialization of agriculture in the pre-colonial era, through the development of banks and industrialization in the nineteenth century, up to the globalization of the business economy in the present day.
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Structure and Change in Economic History

Author: Douglass Cecil North

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393952414

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.
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Study of Economic History

Collected Inaugural Lectures 1893-1970

Author: N.B. Harte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136270264

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 385

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Published in the year 1975, Study of Economic History is a valuable contribution to the field of Military and Strategic Studies.
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