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An Economic History of Europe

Knowledge, Institutions and Growth, 600 to the Present

Karl Gunnar Persson, University of Copenhagen, Paul Sharp, University of Southern Denmark


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…

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  • An integrated pan-European history of European economic development
  • Sets European developments in a global context
  • Includes case studies, an extensive glossary of key terms, guides to further reading and student questioning
  • Additional web resources include data sets, podcasts and lecture slides

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