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The Penguin History of Economics

The Penguin History of Economics

  • Author: Roger E Backhouse
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141937432
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 384
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A very clear, reliable and readable history of economic thought from the ancient world to the present day. From Homer to Marx to John Stuart Mill, Backhouse shows how to keep your Keynsians from your post-Keynsians and New Keynsians. A core book.

The Penguin History of Economics

The Penguin History of Economics

  • Author: Roger E Backhouse,Roger Backhouse
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0140260420
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 368
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Economics emerged only slowly as a distinct discipline, out of theology, moral philosophy, administration and law. It has been deeply influenced by scientific theories like House of Newton and Darwin, by mathematical methods such as game theory, by statistical techniques and technological advances. And it has always confronted practical issues of welfare and warfare, colonialism and development, the collapse of communism and the difficult transition to capitalist democracy.

A History of Economics

A History of Economics

The Past as the Present

  • Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780140153958
  • Category: Economics
  • Page: 324
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A book explaining the history of economics; including the powerful and vested interests which moulded the theories to their financial advantage; as a means of understanding modern economics.

A Short History of Financial Euphoria

A Short History of Financial Euphoria

  • Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110165080X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 128
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The world-renowned economist offers "dourly irreverent analyses of financial debacle from the tulip craze of the seventeenth century to the recent plague of junk bonds."—The Atlantic.

The Penguin History of the World

The Penguin History of the World

6th edition

  • Author: J M Roberts,Odd Arne Westad
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141968729
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1280
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This is a completely new and updated edition of J. M. Roberts and Odd Arne Westad's widely acclaimed, landmark bestseller The Penguin History of the World. For generations of readers The Penguin History of the World has been one of the great cultural experiences - the entire story of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain in a single authoritative book. Now, for the first time, it has been completely overhauled for its 6th edition - not just bringing it up to date, but revising it throughout in the light of new research and discoveries, such as the revolution in our understanding of many civilizations in the Ancient World. The closing sections of the book reflect what now seems to be the inexorable rise of Asia and the increasingly troubled situation in the West. About the authors: J.M. Roberts, CBE, published The Penguin History of the World in 1976 to immediate acclaim. His other major books include The Paris Commune from the Right, The Triumph of the West (which was also a successful television series), The Penguin History of Europe and The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century. He died in 2003. Odd Arne Westad, FBA, is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics. He has published fifteen books on modern and contemporary international history, among them The Global Cold War, which won the Bancroft Prize, and Decisive Encounters, a standard history of the Chinese civil war. He also served as general co-editor of the Cambridge History of the Cold War. Reviews 'A work of outstanding breadth of scholarship and penetrating judgements. There is nothing better of its kind' Jonathan Sumption, Sunday Telegraph 'A stupendous achievement' A.J.P. Taylor 'A brilliant book ... the most outstanding history of the world yet written' J.H. Plumb

Economics in Perspective

Economics in Perspective

A Critical History

  • Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400889073
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 384
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In Economics in Perspective, renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith presents a compelling and accessible history of economic ideas, from Aristotle through the twentieth century. Examining theories of the past that have a continuing modern resonance, he shows that economics is not a timeless, objective science, but is continually evolving as it is shaped by specific times and places. From Adam Smith's theories during the Industrial Revolution to those of John Maynard Keynes after the Great Depression, Galbraith demonstrates that if economic ideas are to remain relevant, they must continually adapt to the world they inhabit. A lively examination of economic thought in historical context, Economics in Perspective shows how the field has evolved across the centuries.

An Economic History of the U.S.S.R.

An Economic History of the U.S.S.R.

  • Author: Alec Nove
  • Publisher: IICA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Soviet Union
  • Page: 416
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The Penguin History Of Latin America

The Penguin History Of Latin America

New Edition

  • Author: Edwin Williamson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141937440
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
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Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments that have made Latin America a source of fascination for the world. 'A first-rate work of history ... His cool, scholarly gaze and synthesizing intelligence demystify a part of the world peculiarly prone to myth-making ... This book covers an enormous amount of ground, geographically and culturally' Tony Gould, Independent on Sunday

The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam

The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam

A History

  • Author: Christopher Goscha
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141946652
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
  • View: 1927
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The Vietnamese are in the unusual situation of being both colonizers themselves and the victims of colonization by others. Their country expanded, shrunk, split and sometimes disappeared, often under circumstances way beyond their control. Despite these often overwhelming pressures Vietnam has survived and is universally recognized as forming one of Asia's most striking and complex cultures. As more and more visitors come to this extraordinary country, there has been for some years a need for a major history - a book which allows the outsider to understand the many complex layers left by earlier emperors, rebels, priests and colonizers. Vietnam's role in one of the Cold War's longest conflicts has meant that its past has been endlessly abused for propaganda purposes and it is perhaps only now that the events which created the modern state can be seen through a truly historical perspective. Christopher Goscha is a leading expert on Vietnam, and this book draws on the latest research and discoveries in Vietnamese, French and English. It is a major achievement, describing both the grand narrative of Vietnam's story but also many of the remarkable byways and what ifs, and is particularly strong on the countless minority groups who have done so much over the centuries to define the many versions of Vietnam.

The History of Economic Thought

The History of Economic Thought

A Reader; Second Edition

  • Author: Steven G Medema,Warren J. Samuels
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136742883
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 770
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From the ancients to the moderns, questions of economic theory and policy have been an important part of intellectual and public debate, engaging the attention of some of history’s greatest minds. This book brings together readings from more than two thousand years of writings on economic subjects. Through these selections, the reader can see first-hand how the great minds of past grappled with some of the central social and economic issues of their times and, in the process, enhanced our understanding of how economic systems function. This collection of readings covers the major themes that have preoccupied economic thinkers throughout the ages, including price determination and the underpinnings of the market system, monetary theory and policy, international trade and finance, income distribution, and the appropriate role for government within the economic system. These ideas unfold, develop, and change course over time at the hands of scholars such as Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, François Quesnay, David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Robert Malthus, David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, William Stanley Jevons, Alfred Marshall, Irving Fisher, Thorstein Veblen, John Maynard Keynes, Milton Friedman, and Paul Samuelson. Each reading has been selected with a view to both enlightening the reader as to the major contributions of the author in question and to giving the reader a broad view of the development of economic thought and analysis over time. This book will be useful for students, scholars, and lay people with an interest in the history of economic thought and the history of ideas generally.

History of the World

History of the World

  • Author: John Morris Roberts
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 952
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A sweeping history of the world traces civilization from the early hominids to the present, discussing such milestones as the emergence of Mesopotamian civilization, early arts and engineering firsts, exploration, the French Revolution, and many other top

The Medieval Economy and Society

The Medieval Economy and Society

An Economic History of Britain, 1100-1500

  • Author: Michael Moïssey Postan
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520023253
  • Category: England
  • Page: 261
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The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The History of the World, 1901 to the Present

  • Author: J M Roberts
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141928492
  • Category: History
  • Page: 928
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This dazzling overview of a turbulent century explores both dramatic events and underlying trends. Despite a terrible two-stage 'European civil war' and the traumatic rise and fall of communism, wealth has increased dramatically alongside a four-fold leap in population, women's lives have been transformed, America has assumed undisputed political and cultural leadership. The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century is powerful, international and definitive.

The Pursuit of Power

The Pursuit of Power

Europe, 1815-1914

  • Author: Richard J. Evans
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241295777
  • Category: History
  • Page: 848
  • View: 6201
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ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 'A scintillating, encyclopaedic history, rich in detail from the arcane to the familiar... a veritable tour de force' Richard Overy, New Statesman 'Transnational history at its finest ... .. social, political and cultural themes swirl together in one great canvas of immense detail and beauty' Gerard DeGroot, The Times 'Dazzlingly erudite and entertaining' Dominic Sandbrook, The Sunday Times A masterpiece which brings to life an extraordinarly turbulent and dramatic era of revolutionary change. The Pursuit of Power draws on a lifetime of thinking about nineteenth-century Europe to create an extraordinarily rich, surprising and entertaining panorama of a continent undergoing drastic transformation. The book aims to reignite the sense of wonder that permeated this remarkable era, as rulers and ruled navigated overwhelming cultural, political and technological changes. It was a time where what was seen as modern with amazing speed appeared old-fashioned, where huge cities sprang up in a generation, new European countries were created and where, for the first time, humans could communicate almost instantly over thousands of miles. In the period bounded by the Battle of Waterloo and the outbreak of World War I, Europe dominated the rest of the world as never before or since: this book breaks new ground by showing how the continent shaped, and was shaped by, its interactions with other parts of the globe. Richard Evans explores fully the revolutions, empire-building and wars that marked the nineteenth century, but the book is about so much more, whether it is illness, serfdom, religion or philosophy. The Pursuit of Power is a work by a historian at the height of his powers: essential for anyone trying to understand Europe, then or now.

The Penguin History of Europe

The Penguin History of Europe

  • Author: J. Roberts
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0140265619
  • Category: History
  • Page: 722
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Presents a history of the European continent from its Neolithic origins and early civilizations to the advent of the twenty-first century

A Little History of Economics

A Little History of Economics

Revised Version

  • Author: Niall Kishtainy
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300206364
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 249
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A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and the ideas of great thinkers in the field What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an economy a helpful approach or a disastrous idea? The answers to such basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar jargon and math of economics can seem daunting. This clear, accessible, and even humorous book is ideal for young readers new to economics and for all readers who seek a better understanding of the full sweep of economic history and ideas. Economic historian Niall Kishtainy organizes short, chronological chapters that center on big ideas and events. He recounts the contributions of key thinkers including Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and others, while examining topics ranging from the invention of money and the rise of agrarianism to the Great Depression, entrepreneurship, environmental destruction, inequality, and behavioral economics. The result is a uniquely enjoyable volume that succeeds in illuminating the economic ideas and forces that shape our world.

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

Europe 1914-1949

  • Author: Ian Kershaw
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698411501
  • Category: History
  • Page: 608
  • View: 7807
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"Chilling... To Hell and Back should be required reading in every chancellery, every editorial cockpit and every place where peevish Euroskeptics do their thinking…. Kershaw documents each and every ‘ism’ of his analysis with extraordinary detail and passionate humanism."—The New York Times Book Review The Penguin History of Europe series reaches the twentieth century with acclaimed scholar Ian Kershaw’s long-anticipated analysis of the pivotal years of World War I and World War II. The European catastrophe, the long continuous period from 1914 to 1949, was unprecedented in human history—an extraordinarily dramatic, often traumatic, and endlessly fascinating period of upheaval and transformation. This new volume in the Penguin History of Europe series offers comprehensive coverage of this tumultuous era. Beginning with the outbreak of World War I through the rise of Hitler and the aftermath of the Second World War, award-winning British historian Ian Kershaw combines his characteristic original scholarship and gripping prose as he profiles the key decision makers and the violent shocks of war as they affected the entire European continent and radically altered the course of European history. Kershaw identifies four major causes for this catastrophe: an explosion of ethnic-racist nationalism, bitter and irreconcilable demands for territorial revisionism, acute class conflict given concrete focus through the Bolshevik Revolution, and a protracted crisis of capitalism. Incisive, brilliantly written, and filled with penetrating insights, To Hell and Back offers an indispensable study of a period in European history whose effects are still being felt today. From the Hardcover edition.

The new Penguin history of Scotland

The new Penguin history of Scotland

from the earliest times to the present day

  • Author: Robert Allan Houston,William Knox,National Museums of Scotland
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 572
  • View: 7007
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Incorporating the work of some of Scotland's leading historians, this definitive history of the country chronicles some eight thousand years, from the Neolithic period to the present day, covering the people and events that have shaped Scotland and furnishing essays on such topics as archaeology, economics, science, religion, literature, and other disciplines. Original.

The Penguin Dictionary of Economics

The Penguin Dictionary of Economics

  • Author: Graham Bannock,R. E. Baxter
  • Publisher: Penguin Global
  • ISBN: 9780141045238
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 409
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The Penguin Dictionary of Economics explains a host of economic terms, from acceleration principle to venture capital, Euro to X-efficiency, globalization to zero-sum game. The eighth edition has been fully updated to cover current terms and the vocabulary of the global recession. Wide-ranging and accessible, this detailed, practical and international guide will be indispensable for students of economics and professionals (in business, finance or the public sector), and for anyone wishing to follow economic discussions in the media today. Provides comprehensive definitions of the latest economic terms, from quantitative easing to sub-prime Discusses economic theory, including development economics, industrial organization, finance and game theory, as well as international monetary and welfare economics Includes applied economics, major financial institutions and the history of economics Provides entries on individual economists who have made a definable contribution to contemporary economic thought

History of Economic Thought, 3rd Edition

History of Economic Thought, 3rd Edition

A Critical Perspective

  • Author: E. K. Hunt,Mark Lautzenheiser
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317468597
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 604
  • View: 6398
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The new edition of this classroom classic retains the organizing theme of the original text, presenting the development of thought within the context of economic history. Economic ideas are framed in terms of the spheres of production and circulation, with a critical analysis of how past theorists presented their ideas.