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

ISBN-10: 0195127056

ISBN-13: 9780195127058

Edition: 4th 2002 (Revised)

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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.
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Book details

List price: $94.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

A former member of the elite Special Boat Service & 14 Int., N. Ireland's top-secret SAS detachment, he left after more than a decade of operational service & went into the private security 'circuit'. His SBS exploits were documented in his 1st book, the bestselling First Into Action.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction: Economic History and Economic Development
Development and Underdevelopment
Growth, Development, and Progress
Determinants of Economic Development
Production and Productivity
Economic Structure and Structural Change
The Logistics of Economic Growth
Appendix
Economic Development in Ancient Times
Economics and the Emergence of Civilization
The Economic Foundations of Empire
Trade and Development in the Mediterranean World
Economic Achievements and Limits of Ancient Civilization
Economic Development in Medieval Europe
The Agrarian Basis
Rural Society
Patterns of Stability
Forces of Change
Europe Expands
The Revival of Urban Life
Commercial Currents and Techniques
Industrial Technology and the Origins of Mechanical Power
The Crisis of the Medieval Economy
Non-Western Economies on the Eve of Western Expansion
The World of Islam
The Ottoman Empire
East Asia
South Asia
Africa
The Americas
Europe's Second Logistic
Population and Levels of Living
Exploration and Discovery
Overseas Expansion and the Feedback to Europe
The Price Revolution
Agricultural Technology and Productivity
Industrial Technology and Productivity
Trade, Trade Routes, and Commercial Organization
Economic Nationalism and Imperialism
Mercantilism: A Misnomer
The Common Elements
Spain and Spanish America
Portugal Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe
Colbertism in France
The Prodigious Increase of the Netherlands
"Parliamentary Colbertism" in Britain
The Dawn of Modern Industry
Characteristics of Modern Industry
The Industrial Revolution: A Misnomer
Prerequisites and Concomitants of Industrialization
Industrial Technology and Innovation
Regional Variation
Social Aspects of Early Industrialization
Economic Development in the Nineteenth Century: Basic Determinants
Population
Resources
The Development and Diffusion of Technology
Prime Movers and Power Production
Cheap Steel
Transport and Communications
The Application of Science
The Institutional Framework
Legal Foundations
Economic Thought and Policy
Class Structure and Class Struggles
Education and Literacy
International Relations
Patterns of Development: The Early Industrializers
Great Britain
The United States
Belgium
France
Germany
Patterns of Development: Latecomers and No-Shows
Switzerland
The Netherlands and Scandinavia
The Austro-Hungarian Empire
Southern and Eastern Europe
The Iberian Peninsula
Italy
Southeastern Europe
Imperial Russia
Japan
Strategic Sectors
Agriculture
Finance and Banking
The Role of the State
The Growth of the World Economy
Britain Opts for Free Trade
The Free Trade Era
The "Great Depression" and the Return to Protection
The International Gold Standard International Migration and Investment
The Revival of Western Imperialism
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