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Labor Before the Industrial Revolution: Work, Technology and their Ecologies in an Age of Early Capitalism
An Urban History of The Plague: Socio-Economic, Political and Medical Impacts in a Scottish Community, 1500–1650
A History of Drink and the English, 1500–2000
Working-Class Community in the Age of Affluence
Silvia A. Conca Messina
May 14, 2019
Why was early modern Europe the starting point of the economic expansion which led to the industrial revolution? What was the state’s role in this momentous transformation? States and Economic Policies in Early Modern Europe takes a comparative approach to answer these questions, demonstrating that...
Thomas Max Safley
November 07, 2018
One cannot conceive of capitalism without labor. Yet many of the current debates about economic development leading to industrialization fail to directly engage with labor at all. This collection of essays strives to correct this oversight and to reintroduce labor into the great debates about...
October 24, 2018
In the last third of the eighteenth-century, Bristol and Nantes were two of the most active commercial ports of England and France, despite a slowdown of their economy. Their economies were based primarily on the maritime trade, but they developed alongside Atlantic industries that attracted many...
Jari Eloranta, Eric Golson, Peter Hedberg, Maria Cristina Moreira
September 06, 2018
This volume brings together a leading group of scholars to offer a new perspective on the history of conflicts and trade, focusing on the role of small and medium, or "weak", and often neutral states. Existing historiography has often downplayed the importance of such states in world trade, during...
Cheryl Susan McWatters
July 26, 2018
Mercantilism and accounting remain two dynamic and debated concepts in terms of definition and scope. This volume brings together the research of international scholars from a wide variety of disciplines – accounting, anthropology, native studies, economic geography, economic history and management...
April 12, 2018
As a medical, economic, spiritual and demographic crisis, plague affected practically every aspect of an early modern community whether on a local, regional or national scale. Its study therefore affords opportunities for the reassessment of many aspects of the pre-modern world. This book examines...
August 10, 2017
The Occupation era (1945-1952) witnessed major change in Japan and the beginnings of its growth from of the ashes of defeat towards its status as a developmental model for much of the world. The period arguably saw the sowing of the seeds of the post-war flowering of what some term the ‘postwar...
May 24, 2017
This book is an introduction to the history of alcoholic drink in England from the end of the Middle Ages to the present day. Treating the subject thematically, it covers who drank, what they drank, how much, who produced and sold drink, the places where it was enjoyed and the meanings which...
Geoffrey A. C. Ginn
April 27, 2017
2018 Choice Outstanding Academic Title ******************************** The Late-Victorian cultural mission to London’s slums was a peculiar effort towards social reform that today is largely forgotten or misunderstood. The philanthropy of middle and upper-class social workers saw hundreds of art...
March 02, 2017
It has appeared to many commentators that the most fundamental change in what it is meant to be working-class in twentieth-century Britain came not as a result of war or of want, but of prosperity. Social investigators documented how the relative affluence of the 1950s and 1960s improved the...
Rosa Congost, Jorge Gelman, Rui Santos
September 27, 2016
Property Rights in Land widens our understanding of property rights by looking through the lenses of social history and sociology, discussing mainstream theory of new institutional economics and the derived grand narrative of economic development. As neo-institutional development theory has...
Manuel Herrero Sánchez, Klemens Kaps
August 09, 2016
This collective volume explores the ways merchants managed to connect different spaces all over the globe in the early modern period by organizing the movement of goods, capital, information and cultural objects between different commercial maritime systems in the Mediterranean and Atlantic basin....