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An Economic History of Portugal, 1143–2010

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  • Date Published: May 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107035546

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  • This book offers a fascinating exploration of the evolution of the Portuguese economy over the course of eight centuries, from the foundation of the kingdom in 1143, when political boundaries began to take shape in the midst of the Christian Reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula, and the formation of an empire, to the integration of the nation into the European Communities and the Economic and Monetary Union. Through six chapters, the authors provide a vibrant history of Portugal's past with a focus ranging from the medieval economy and the age of globalization, to war and recovery, the Atlantic economy, the rise of liberalism and patterns of convergence. The book provides a unique long-term perspective of change in a southern European country and its empire, which responds to the fundamental broader questions about when, how and why economies expand, stagnate or contract.

    • Provides an economic history of Portugal over the course of eight centuries, from 1143 through to 2010
    • Situates Portugal's economic growth within the context of European development
    • Responds to fundamental questions about when, how and why the economy expanded, stagnated or contracted
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107035546
    • length: 417 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 10 maps 54 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The medieval economy, 1143–1500
    2. The age of globalization, 1500–1620
    3. War and recovery, 1620–1703
    4. The Atlantic economy, 1703–1807
    5. The rise of liberalism, 1807–1914
    6. Patterns of convergence, 1914–2010

  • Authors

    Leonor Freire Costa, Universidade de Lisboa
    Leonor Freire Costa is a tenured assistant professor at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon.

    Pedro Lains, Universidade de Lisboa
    Pedro Lains is a research professor at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais, University of Lisbon, and a visiting professor at Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics.

    Susana Münch Miranda, Universiteit Leiden
    Susana Münch Miranda is a senior researcher at Universiteit Leiden.

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