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An Economic History of Europe

Knowledge, Institutions and Growth, 600 to the Present

2nd edition

Karl Gunnar Persson, University of Copenhagen, Paul Sharp, University of Southern Denmark
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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…
Frontmatter
pp i-iv
Contents
pp v-viii
List of tables
pp ix-ix
List of figures
pp x-xi
List of maps
pp xii-xii
List of boxes
pp xiii-xiv
Preface to the second edition
pp xv-xvi
Preface to the first edition
pp xvii-xviii
Introduction: What is economic history?
pp 1-9
1 - The making of Europe
pp 10-24
2 - Europe from obscurity to economic recovery
pp 25-46
3 - Population, economic growth and resource constraints
pp 47-66
4 - The nature and extent of economic growth in the pre-industrial epoch
pp 67-81
5 - Institutions and growth
pp 82-106
6 - Knowledge, technology transfer and convergence
pp 107-145
7 - Money, credit and banking
pp 146-172
8 - Trade, tariffs and growth
pp 173-191
9 - International monetary regimes in history
pp 192-212
10 - The era of political economy: from the minimal state to the Welfare State in the twentieth century
pp 213-237
11 - Inequality among and within nations: past, present, future
pp 238-255
12 - Globalization and its challenge to Europe
pp 256-280
Glossary
pp 281-288
Index
pp 289-297
An Economic History of Europe
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Online ISBN: 9781316155233
Published online: 28 May 2018
Hardback ISBN: 9781107095564
Hardback publication date: 12 March 2015
Paperback ISBN: 9781107479388
Paperback publication date: 12 March 2015

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