An Economic History of Europe (New Approaches to Economic and Social History)

An Economic History of Europe (New Approaches to Economic and Social History)

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Paul Sharp Karl Gunnar Persson
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 3/31/2015
EAN 9781107479388, ISBN10: 110747938X

Paperback, 285 pages, 24.6 x 17.5 x 1.5 cm
Language: English

This revised and extended edition of the leading textbook on European economic history has been updated to take account of contemporary economic developments and the latest research and debates. A concise and accessible introduction that covers the full sweep of the European history, the book focuses on the interplay between the development of institutions and the generation and diffusion of knowledge-based technologies. With simple explanations of key economic principles, the book is an ideal introduction for students in history and economics. Revised textboxes and figures, an extensive glossary, suggestions for further reading and a suite of online resources lead students to a comprehensive understanding of the subject. New material covers contemporary economic developments such as the financial crises of 2007/2008, the Eurozone crisis, new trends in inequality and the austerity debates. This remains the only textbook students need to understand Europe's unique economic development and its global context.

Part I. The Making of Europe
Part II. Europe from Obscurity to Economic Recovery
Part III. Population, Economic Growth and Resource Constraints
Part IV. The Nature and Extent of Economic Growth in the Pre-Industrial Epoch
Part V. Institutions and Growth
Part VI. Knowledge, Technology Transfer and Convergence
Part VII. Money, Credit and Banking
Part VIII. Trade, Tariffs and Growth
Part IX. International Monetary Regimes in History
Part X. The Era of Political Economy - from the Minimal State to the Welfare State in the Twentieth Century
Part XI. Inequality among and within Nations - Past, Present, Future
Part XII. Globalization and its Challenge to Europe.