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The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain

The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain
2 Volume Paperback Set

2nd Edition

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Brian A'Hearn, Tony Wrigley, Leigh Shaw Taylor, Joyce Burnette, David Meredith, Deborah Oxley, Nigel Goose, Patrick Wallis, Greg Clark, Neil Cummins, Sara Horrell, Joel Mokyr, Bob Allen, Anne Murphy, Julian Hoppit, Dan Bogart, Nuala Zahedieh, Roger Backhouse, Keith Tribe, Knick Harley, Nicholas Crafts, Kevin O'Rourke, Tim Hatton, Bernard Harris, Ian Gazeley, Tom Nicholas, Avner Offer, Matthias Morys, David Chambers, Jari Eloranta, Michael Kitson, Jonathan Michie, Steve Broadberry, Peter Scott, Bob Millward, Gerben Bakker, Catherine Schenk, Roger Middleton, Roger Backhouse
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  • Date Published: October 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781107646414

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  • A new edition of the leading textbook on the economic history of Britain since industrialisation. Combining the expertise of more than 30 leading historians and economists, the volumes examine the foundational importance of economic life in modern Britain and the close interconnections between economic, social, political and cultural change. Each chapter provides a clear guide to the major controversies in the field and students are shown how to connect historical evidence with economic theory and apply quantitative methods. Volume 1 (1700–1870), examines industrialisation's causes and consequences; issues of globalisation, convergence and divergence; and the role of institutions, the state and technology. Volume 2 tracks the development of the British economy from late nineteenth century global dominance to its early twenty-first century position as a mid-sized player in an integrated European economy. Throughout the volumes British experience is set within an international context and its performance benchmarked against its global competitors.

    • New edition comprising completely new material including topics that reflect the most current concerns and recent literature
    • Demonstrates the importance of economic history and its relevance to current economic theory
    • Statistical and quantitative material is clearly explained, and supported by graphs and diagrams
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    '… taken together [the essays in these volumes] provide a wealth of data and argument which will be a key reference point in teaching and researching British economic history for years to come.' Jim Tomlinson, The English Historical Review

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781107646414
    • dimensions: 246 x 173 x 51 mm
    • weight: 2.2kg
    • contains: 119 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. The British Industrial Revolution in a European mirror Brian A'Hearn
    2. Population geography and occupational structure Tony Wrigley and Leigh Shaw Taylor
    3. Agriculture Joyce Burnette
    4. Health, nutrition and education David Meredith and Deborah Oxley
    5. Regions Nigel Goose
    6. Labour markets and training/apprenticeship Patrick Wallis
    7. Population and social mobility Greg Clark and Neil Cummins
    8. Consumption Sara Horrell
    9. An age of progress Joel Mokyr
    10. Technology Bob Allen
    11. Finance Anne Murphy
    12. Government and the economy Julian Hoppit
    13. Transport including shipping Dan Bogart
    14. Trade and empire Nuala Zahedieh
    15. Economic thought and ideology Roger Backhouse and Keith Tribe
    16. Legacy of the early start Knick Harley. Volume 2:
    1. Economic growth during the long twentieth century Nicholas Crafts
    2. From empire to Europe: Britain in the world economy Kevin O'Rourke
    3. Population, migration and labour supply Tim Hatton
    4. Health and welfare Bernard Harris
    5. Income and living standards Ian Gazeley
    6. Technology, innovation and economic growth Tom Nicholas
    7. Consumption and affluence Avner Offer
    8. Cycles and depressions Matthias Morys
    9. The City and the corporate economy David Chambers
    10. Armaments and the economy Jari Eloranta
    11. The deindustrial revolution: the rise and fall of UK manufacturing, 1870–2010 Michael Kitson and Jonathan Michie
    12. The rise of the service sector Steve Broadberry
    13. The household economy Peter Scott
    14. Growth of the public sector Bob Millward
    15. Soft power: the media industries Gerben Bakker
    16. Sterling and monetary policy Catherine Schenk
    17. Economic policy and management Roger Middleton
    18. Economic ideas and ideology Roger Backhouse and Keith Tribe.

  • Editors

    Roderick Floud, Gresham College, London
    Roderick Floud has taught modern British history in the UK and the USA; his recent research has used information on human height and weight to explore changes in living standards and he is one of the founders of the sub-discipline of anthropometric history, summed up in The Changing Body (Cambridge University Press, 2011) which has been widely praised. He wrote the first textbook of quantitative methods for historians and has edited all four editions of The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain. Roderick has also written extensively on higher education policy and received a knighthood for services to higher education. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and an Academician of the Social Sciences. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in the United States and is currently Chair of the Social Sciences Committee of the European Science Foundation. He has recently embarked on a new research study of the economic history of British gardening.

    Jane Humphries, University of Oxford
    Jane Humphries is Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford where she teaches economic and social history at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Her research has ranged across many issues to do with growth and development. She has also published extensively on gender, the family and the history of women's work. Her recent Ranki prize-winning monograph, Childhood and Child Labour in the British Industrial Revolution, involves a bold and innovative use of working-class memoir, studied both quantitatively and qualitatively, a methodology that she is developing further in her current study of women and girls' experiences of industrialisation. She presented the recent BBC4 documentary, 'The Children Who Built Victorian Britain', which was based on her work. Professor Humphries is a Fellow of All Souls College, an Academician of the Social Sciences and a Fellow of the British Academy.

    Paul Johnson, University of Western Australia, Perth

    Contributors

    Brian A'Hearn, Tony Wrigley, Leigh Shaw Taylor, Joyce Burnette, David Meredith, Deborah Oxley, Nigel Goose, Patrick Wallis, Greg Clark, Neil Cummins, Sara Horrell, Joel Mokyr, Bob Allen, Anne Murphy, Julian Hoppit, Dan Bogart, Nuala Zahedieh, Roger Backhouse, Keith Tribe, Knick Harley, Nicholas Crafts, Kevin O'Rourke, Tim Hatton, Bernard Harris, Ian Gazeley, Tom Nicholas, Avner Offer, Matthias Morys, David Chambers, Jari Eloranta, Michael Kitson, Jonathan Michie, Steve Broadberry, Peter Scott, Bob Millward, Gerben Bakker, Catherine Schenk, Roger Middleton, Roger Backhouse

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