A Concise Economic History of the World

A Concise Economic History of the World : From Paleolithic Times to the Present

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This is the fourth edition of this successful textbook, which was first written by Rondo Cameron (the third edition having published in 1997). As with previous editions, the book covers economic history from pre-history to the present. It offers an introduction to the study of both economic history and economic development.show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 22mm | 680.39g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • numerous halftones and line figures
  • 0195127056
  • 9780195127058
  • 382,530

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Praise for previous editions: "I have long been an admirer of Professor Cameron's published scholarship. The topics he addresses are important and he writes with remarkable clarity and grace. The level of presentation is perfect for an undergraduate audience."--Michael Moohr, Bucknell University"This book fits well with an undergraduate course in European or World Economic history. The text is strongest in describing national rivalries and why nations rose and fell."--Daniel R. Shiman, State University of New York at Oswego"I am now even happier that I have consistently assigned (this book) in my classes. Cameron's interpretations of events always seem to me both sensible and consistent."--Richard N. Langlois, University of Connecticut"A tour de force.... Manages to pack an astonishing wealth of detail on many topics, from the manorial system to the recovery and integration of Western Europe after World War II....Learned, lucid, readable, and appositely illustrated."--Journal of Economic Literatureshow more

Table of contents

1. Economic History and Economic Development ; 2. Economic Development in Ancient History ; 3. Economic Development in Medieval Europe ; 4. Non-Western Economies on the Eve of Western Expansion ; 5. Europe's Second Logistic ; 6. Economic Nationalism and Imperialism ; 7. The Dawn of Modern Industry ; 8. Economic Development in the Nineteenth Century: Basic Determinants ; 9. Patterns of Development: The Early Industrializers ; 10. Patterns of Development: Latecomers and No-Shows ; 11. Strategic Sectors ; 12. The Growth of the World Economy ; 13. Overview of the World Economy in the Twentieth Century ; 14. International Economic Disintegration ; 15. Rebuilding the World Economy ; 16. The World Economy at the End of the Twentieth Century ; 17. Bibliography ; 18. Indexshow more

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