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Cambridge Economic History of Latin America

Cambridge Economic History of Latin America
2 Volume Hardback Set

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  • Date Published: March 2006
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521857161

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  • Provides access to the current state of expert knowledge about Latin America's economic past from the Spanish conquest to the beginning of the twenty-first century. It includes work from diverse perspectives, disciplines, and methodologies from qualitative historical analysis of policies and institutions to cliometrics, the new institutional economics, and environmental sciences. Each chapter provides a comparative analysis of economic trends, sectoral development, or the evolution of the institutional and policy environment. Volume one includes the colonial and independence eras up to 1850. Volume two treats the 'long twentieth century' from the onset of modern economic growth to the present.

    • Both comparative and synthetic, allowing readers to understand similarities and differences in the paths of the economies discussed
    • Covers all of Latin American economic history, not just the last two centuries
    • Treats issues like education and the environment which economic histories tend to neglect
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Twenty-seven essays bring out clearly and succinctly the main trends and developments in the region...An extraordinary battle is raging today in Latin America for the region's soul...this fine work should greatly aid our understanding of that heated debate." -- Times Literary Supplement

    "The inclusion of thorough historiographical essays for each chapter make these already substantive volumes even more fruitful for the serious scholar." --American Reference Books Annual

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2006
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521857161
    • length: 1500 pages
    • dimensions: 318 x 241 x 167 mm
    • weight: 2.397kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Editors

    Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Royal Institute of International Affairs, London
    Victor Bulmer-Thomas is the Director of Chatham House, the London home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and Professor Emeritus at the University of London. He is a Director of the new India Investment Trust. He is the editor of The Economic History of Latin America Since Independence, Second Edition (2003) and Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Political Economy of Open Regionalism (2001).

    John Coatsworth, Harvard University, Massachusetts
    John H. Coatsworth is Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs in the Department of History at Harvard University. In addition to serving as the Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies since its founding in 1994, he chairs the University Committee on Human Rights Studies. His recent books include Latin America and the World Economy since 1800, edited with Alan M. Taylor (1998) and Culturas Econtradas: Cuba y los Estados Unidos, Edited with Rafael Hernandez (2001).

    Roberto Cortés Conde, Universidad de San Andrés
    Roberto Cortés Conde is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina and a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of History of Spain. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he has published numerous books and scholarly articles. His most recent books include La Economía Argentina en el Largo Plazo (Siglos xix yxx)(1997), Transferring Wealth and Power from the Old to the New World: Monetary and Fiscal Institutions in the 17th Through the 19th Century (2002), edited with Michael D. Bordo, and Historia Económica Mundial (2003).

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