An Economic History of Europe: Knowledge, Institutions and Growth, 600 to the Present (New Approaches to Economic and Social History)

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9781107479388: An Economic History of Europe: Knowledge, Institutions and Growth, 600 to the Present (New Approaches to Economic and Social History)

This second edition of the leading textbook on European economic history has been updated throughout and includes new coverage of post-financial crisis Europe. Covering the full sweep of European history, this is the only textbook students need to understand Europe's unique economic development and its global context.

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This revised and extended edition of the leading textbook on European economic history has been updated to take account of contemporary economic developments and the latest research and debates. A concise and accessible introduction that covers the full sweep of the European history, the book focuses on the interplay between the development of institutions and the generation and diffusion of knowledge-based technologies. With simple explanations of key economic principles, the book is an ideal introduction for students in history and economics. Revised textboxes and figures, an extensive glossary, suggestions for further reading and a suite of online resources lead students to a comprehensive understanding of the subject. New material covers contemporary economic developments such as the financial crises of 2007/2008, the Eurozone crisis, new trends in inequality and the austerity debates. This remains the only textbook students need to understand Europe's unique economic development and its global context.

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Karl Gunnar Persson is Emeritus Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen and has taught comparative economic history and globalization studies over five decades. He has published widely in the leading economic history journals and was the founding editor of European Review of Economic History. His previous monographs include Pre-Industrial Economic Growth: Social Organization and Technological Progression in Europe (1988) and Grain Markets in Europe, 1500–1900: Integration and Deregulation. Educated in Sweden, he is a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences.

Paul Sharp has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Southern Denmark since 2012. He completed his PhD in economics at the University of Copenhagen in 2009, after studying at King's College London and the University of Copenhagen. The main focus of his work is on economic and agricultural history and he is currently working on a co-authored book on the early history of the Danish dairy industry. He has published widely in economics, history, and economic history journals.

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Verlag: Cambridge University Pr. Feb 2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 110747938X ISBN 13: 9781107479388
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Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Pr. Feb 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 246x172x17 mm. Neuware - This concise and accessible introduction to European economic history focusses on the interplay between the development of institutions and the generation and diffusion of knowledge-based technologies. The author challenges the view that European economic history before the Industrial Revolution was constrained by population growth outstripping available resources. He argues instead that the limiting factor was the knowledge needed for technological progress but also that Europe was unique in developing a scientific culture and institutions which were the basis for the unprecedented technological progress and economic growth of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Simple explanatory concepts are used to explain growth and stagnation as well as the convergence of income over time whilst text boxes, figures, an extensive glossary and online exercises enable students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the subject. This is the only textbook students will need to understand Europe's unique economic development and its global context. 296 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781107479388

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