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War and Economic Development
Essays in memory of David Joslin


Edward Miller, G. R. Elton, Geoffrey Parker, Peter Mathias, Phyllis Deane, Simon Schama, Clive Trebilcock, Roy and Kay Mcleod, D. C. Coleman, Joe Lee, José Harris
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  • Date Published: October 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521088787

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  • This book of essays is a collective treatment of the problem of the impact of war on economic development in Europe. This subject has been neglected despite the fact that the issues it raises are of direct concern to students of military history, the history of science and technology, the history of education, historical demography, as well as to students of political, social and economic history. The contributors to this volume have drawn on work done in all these fields. Taken together, this study provides the foundation for further comparative work on the effect of war and warfare on economic life. The contributors have approached the problem from two sides. The subject of a number of essays is the 'internal history' of armed conflict. These focus on war itself and discuss the mobilization of resources which precedes it and the ways that economic activity and policy are altered by it.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521088787
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. War, taxation and the English economy in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries Edward Miller, Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University
    2. Taxation for war and peace in early-Tudor England G. R. Elton, Professor of English Constitutional History and Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University
    3. War and economic change: the economic costs of Dutch Revolt Geoffrey Parker, Lecturer in History, St. Andrews University
    4. Swords and Ploughshares: the armed forces, medicine and public health in the late eighteenth century Peter Mathias, Chichele Professor of Economic History and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University
    5. War and industrialisation Phyllis Deane, Reader in Economic History and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge University
    6. The exigencies of war and the politics of taxation in the Netherlands 1795–1810 Simon Schama, Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge University
    7. War and the failure of industrial mobilisation:
    1899 and 1914 Clive Trebilcock, Lecturer in History and Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge University
    8. War and economic development: government and the optical industry in Britain, 1914–18 Roy and Kay Mcleod, History and Social Studies of Science, Sussex University
    9. War demand and industrial supply: the 'Dope Scandal', 1915–19 D. C. Coleman, Professor of Economic History and Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge University
    10. Administrators and agriculture: aspects of German agricultural policy in the First World War Joe Lee, Professor of Modern History, University College, Cork
    11. Social planning in war-time: some aspects of the Beveridge Report José Harris, Lecturer in Social Science and Administration, the London School of Economics.

  • Author

    J. M. Winter


    Edward Miller, G. R. Elton, Geoffrey Parker, Peter Mathias, Phyllis Deane, Simon Schama, Clive Trebilcock, Roy and Kay Mcleod, D. C. Coleman, Joe Lee, José Harris

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