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Palgrave Studies in Economic History

Palgrave Studies in Economic History
81 Jahrgänge | 2013 - 2022


Palgrave Studies in Economic History is designed to illuminate and enrich our understanding of economies and economic phenomena of the past. The series covers a vast range of topics including financial history, labour history, development economics, commercialisation, urbanisation, industrialisation, modernisation, globalisation, and changes in world economic orders.

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2022 | Buch

Monetary Transitions

Currencies, Colonialism and African Societies

This book uses money as a lens through which to analyze the social and economic impact of colonialism on African societies and institutions. It is the first book to address the monetary history of the colonial period in a comprehensive way …

2022 | Buch

Endogenous Growth in Historical Perspective

From Adam Smith to Paul Romer

In recent decades, new endogenous growth theory has become popular but the ideas are not new. They go back at least as far as Adam Smith, and the subsequent contributions made notably by Alfred Marshall and Allyn Young. This book critically …

2022 | Buch

Banking, Projecting and Politicking in Early Modern England

The Rise and Fall of Thompson and Company 1671‒1678

Banking, Projecting, and Politicking uncovers a previously understudied and unacknowledged financial institution in late-seventeenth-century England known as Thompson and Company. Whilst the institution has been briefly mentioned in literary …

2022 | Buch

Unfree Workers

Insubordination and Resistance in Convict Australia, 1788-1860

This book examines how convicts played a key role in the development of capitalism in Australia and how their active resistance shaped both workplace relations and institutions. It highlights the contribution of convicts to worker mobilization and …

2021 | Buch

Companies and Entrepreneurs in the History of Spain

Centuries Long Evolution in Business since the 15th century

This book analyses the economic history of the company and entrepreneurship in Spain from the 15th century to the present. It evaluates the economic theory, the formation of the figure of the entrepreneur, as well as the structure of the …

2021 | Buch

Between Empire and Globalization

An Economic History of Modern Spain

This book provides a rigorously chronological journey through the economic history of modern Spain, always with an eye opened to what happens in the international economy and a focus on economic policy making and institutional change. It shows the …

2021 | Buch

Landscape History and Rural Society in Southern England

An Economic and Environmental Perspective

This book applies an economic and environmental perspective to the history of landscape and the rural economy, highlighting their inter-connections through specific case studies. After explaining how the author made his discoveries and when they …

2021 | Buch

Natural Resources and Divergence

A Comparison of Andean and Nordic Trajectories

Is the 'natural resource curse' destiny? Are different ways to link natural resources and economic development? Using two particular regions as case studies, this edited collection examines the divergent development paths of natural resource rich …

2021 | Buch

Exploring the Roots of Systematic Tax Avoidance in Greece

Business, the Tax System and Tax Conscience, 1955–2008

This book explores the interaction between business and the system of taxation in Greece, from the mid-1950s up to 2008, the year that marked the eve of the economic crisis the country faced in the aftermath of the international financial crisis …

2021 | Buch

Role of Reinsurance in the World

Case Studies of Eight Countries

This book is an edited collection by leading insurance historians, examining the historical role of reinsurance (the insurance of insurers) in the insurance markets of eight countries: USA, Netherlands, Sweden, France, Spain, Italy, Mexico and …

2021 | Buch

Injurious Vistas: The Control of Outdoor Advertising, Governance and the Shaping of Urban Experience in Britain, 1817–1962

This book is a history of outdoor advertising control in Britain between the early-nineteenth century and the beginning of the 1960s. It considers the development of primarily legislative and governmental approaches to controlling commercial …

2021 | Buch

The Spanish Fiscal Transition

Tax Reform and Inequality in the Late Twentieth Century

This book provides an analysis of the process and outcomes of the tax reform, with a focus on progressivity, redistribution, and inequality. Between 1977 and 1986, Spain underwent a comprehensive tax reform which shaped its fiscal system until …

2021 | Buch

The Spanish Flu in Ireland

A Socio-Economic Shock to Ireland, 1918–1919

This book examines the Irish experience of the 1918-19 influenza pandemic through a detailed study of the disease in the most industrialised region of the country, the province of Ulster. By exploring the different themes of dispersion of the …

2020 | Buch

30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Turns and Twists in Economies, Politics, and Societies in the Post-Communist Countries

The year 2019 marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin wall. This symbolic event led to German unification and the collapse of communist party rule in countries of the Soviet-led Eastern bloc. Since then, the post-communist countries of …

2020 | Buch

Contracts and Pay

Work in London Construction 1660–1785

This book presents a new economic history of London construction in the early modern period. Drawing on extensive archival material from key sites such as St Paul’s Cathedral and London Bridge, it describes the organization of contracts and work …

2020 | Buch

Barriers to Growth

English Economic Development from the Norman Conquest to Industrialisation

This book deals sequentially with major impediments to economic growth and their slow dissolution. It is original and quite different from standard economic history, which has always sought for one prime mover of the industrial revolution after …

2020 | Buch

The Portuguese Escudo Monetary Zone

Its Impact in Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa

This monograph examines the failure of the Portuguese Escudo Monetary Zone and the birth of new monetary and financial systems in Portuguese-speaking African countries. Examining colonial and post-colonial times, Mata analyses the decision to …

2020 | Buch

Historical Turning Points in Spanish Economic Growth and Development, 1808–2008

​This book analyses the main historical turning points in the Spanish economy and the related challenges it faced. It focuses on six turning points that changed the direction of the Spanish economy, and identifies the economic, social or political …

2020 | Buch

Inter and Post-war Tourism in Western Europe, 1916–1960

This edited collection is a novel book with contributions from eleven expert researchers on the history of tourism in Europe. This book explores the growth of tourism in contemporary postwar Europe, especially during the periods following the …

2020 | Buch

Female Entrepreneurs in the Long Nineteenth Century

A Global Perspective

"This volume challenges those who see gender inequalities invariably defining and constraining the lives of women. But it also broadens the conversation about the degree to which business is a gender-blind institution, owned and managed by …