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The Economic History of Britain since 1700

The Economic History of Britain since 1700

Volume 1. 1700–1860

2nd Edition

Out of Print

Roderick Floud, Deidre McCloskey, Ann Kussmaul, Joel Mokyr, Nick Crafts, Roger Schofield, Robert Allen, Maxine Berg, Larry Neal, Stanley L. Engerman, Patrick O'Brien, Nick von Tunzelmann, Knick Harley, Jeffrey Williamson, Peter H. Lindert
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  • Date Published: August 1994
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2005
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521425209

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  • An economic history of Britain since 1700, in three volumes by thirty-nine eminent historians and economists, this book will succeed the first edition of "Floud and McCloskey" (published in 1981) as the leading textbook on its subject. The text has a firm economic basis, but emphasizes the historical context and chronology and is written in straightforward and jargon-free English. Volume 1 covers the period 1700-1860, that of Britain's rise to relative economic supremacy. Volume 2 discusses the period 1860-1939, that of the height of British economic power and of painful readjustment after 1914. Volume 3 considers the period since 1939, that of relative economic decline and of increasing involvement with the European Community.

    • The single most up-to-date and comprehensive survey of recent British economic history
    • Appeal to both historians and economists
    • Wholly revised, re-set and expanded into three volumes for this second edition
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "For the wealth of information contained herein, this set is highly recommended for all history reference collections." Reference Book Review

    "...a kaleidoscope of great scholarship." William P. Kennedy, Times Higher Education Supplement

    "'Floud and McCloskey' is both the most comprehensive undergraduate textbook on British economic history since the eighteenth century and a ready starting point for graduate and scholarly research on the subject. No economic historian of Britain should be without these volumes....This edition will prove to be even more valuable than the first....The quality of the writing and the analysis is uniformly high and the interpretations are usually convincing if sometimes provocative....[A]n effective teaching and research tool." William J. Hausman, Albion

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: August 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521425209
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 154 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.809kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2005
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction to First Edition Roderick Floud and Donald McCloskey
    Introduction to second edition Roderick Floud and Deidre McCloskey
    1. The pattern of work as the eighteenth century began Ann Kussmaul
    2. Technological change, 1700–1830 Joel Mokyr
    3. The industrial revolution Nick Crafts
    4. British population change, 1700–1871 Roger Schofield
    5. Agriculture during the industrial revolution Robert Allen
    6. Factories, workshops and industrial organisation Maxine Berg
    7. The finance of business during the industrial revolution Larry Neal
    8. Mercantilism and overseas trade, 1700–1800 Stanley L. Engerman
    9. Central government and the economy, 1688–1815 Patrick O'Brien
    10. 1780–1860: a survey Deidre McCloskey
    11. Technology in the early nineteenth century Nick von Tunzelmann
    12. Foreign trade: comparative advantage and performance Knick Harley
    13. Coping with city growth Jeffrey Williamson
    14. Unequal living standards Peter H. Lindert.

  • Editors

    Roderick Floud, Gresham College

    D. N. McCloskey, University of Iowa


    Roderick Floud, Deidre McCloskey, Ann Kussmaul, Joel Mokyr, Nick Crafts, Roger Schofield, Robert Allen, Maxine Berg, Larry Neal, Stanley L. Engerman, Patrick O'Brien, Nick von Tunzelmann, Knick Harley, Jeffrey Williamson, Peter H. Lindert

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