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Economic History Society

Works: 292 works in 1,264 publications in 3 languages and 43,701 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Textbooks 
Roles: Editor, Other, 340, Publisher
Classifications: HC10, 330.9
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Most widely held works about Economic History Society
Most widely held works by Economic History Society
The economic history review by Economic History Society( )

in English and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides image and full-text online access to back issues. Consult the online table of contents for specific holdings
The growth of the Italian economy, 1820-1960 by Jon S Cohen( )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume examines Italy's transformation from a largely rural state in the nineteenth century to today's industrial powerhouse. At the time of unification in 1861, much of the country was backward, poor and agrarian: few would have believed that a hundred years later Italy would become one of the seven largest industrial countries, its people among the wealthiest in the world. This process of development and structural change has generated an enormous and evolving literature, alive with controversies and compelling insights. New research and reinterpretation of existing data have led to a re-evaluation of the nature of Italian dualism, while revisions to national income accounts are modifying the traditional picture of economic growth
The French economy in the twentieth century by Jean-Pierre Dormois( )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers students a helpful and concise summary of recent research, and presents a uniquely synthetic view of the French economy in the twentieth century. It will have broad appeal for students and teachers of French and of European history and economics."--Jacket
The social bases of Nazism, 1919-1933 by Detlef Mühlberger( )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was the Nazi party a predominantly middle-class party or a people's party? The social background of the supporters of Nazism has been the subject of intense debate since the early 1930s. Detlef Mühlberger summarizes the answer to this question in his text. Based on extensive sociological and psephological evidence and supported by many tables, it reveals that Nazi support came from every social class level
Approaches to the history of the Western family, 1500-1914 by Michael Anderson( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past thirty years family history has been one of the most important and controversial growth areas in the development of social history. In this guide to the burgeoning literature on the Western family Professor Anderson reviews the main findings of historians and considers them in the light of the problems inherent in the interpretation of family history. He focuses particularly on the strengths and limitations of the different approaches that have been adopted, showing that although this variety of method has complicated matters, it has also produced a more rounded understanding of the history of the family. Updated to include work published between 1980 and 1994, this book will be invaluable to students of family history, and to scholars who are non-specialist in the field
The Nazi economic recovery, 1932-1938 by R. J Overy( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The performance of the German economy between the Great Crash and the Second World War has been the subject of intense academic debate. The problems of economic growth were acute in inter-war Germany, and the depression of the early 1930s intensified these problems, driving many Germans towards the political extremes. The Nazi seizure of power in 1933 was followed by the introduction of an extensive 'package' of government policies to expand demand and increase investment. These policies were not Keynesian, for by 1939 the government had extended its range of controls over the whole economy and it became part of the Nazi political system for waging war. In this new edition of The Nazi Economic Recovery 1932–1938, R. J. Overy discusses the main areas of the debate, arguing that the war preparation that took place at this time was ultimately incompatible with long-term economic recovery, and that the German economic miracle did not occur until after 1945
Disease, medicine, and society in England, 1550-1860 by Roy Porter( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Porter examines the impact of disease upon the English and their responses to it before the public provision of medical care. He includes details from recent research into the history of childbirth and provincial medical history
Women's work 1840-1940 by Elizabeth Roberts( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses some of the difficult issues surrounding women's work during a century of social upheaval. The author examines men's attitudes to women's work and tackles in depth the effects of legislation and unequal pay and status
The great Irish famine by Cormac Ó Gráda( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Irish Famine of 1846-50 was one of the great disaster of the nineteenth century, and the great divide in mondern Irish history. Though the mass emigration it caused, its notoriety and impact spread far beyond Ireland. The Famine is often seen simply as Ireland's peculiar lesson in Malthusian economics, but Cormac Ó Gráda's survey suggests that a proper understanding of this disaster requires an analysis of the Irish economy before the invasion of the potato-killing fungus, Phythophthora infestans. Such an anaylsis properly highlights Irish povery and the key role of the potato. But it also points to some signs of economic progress in the pre-Famine decades, as well as the sheer statistical improbability of a series of harvest failures such as those of the late 1840s
Plague, population, and the English economy, 1348-1530 by John Hatcher( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepared for the Economic History Society. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 81-91
The English poor law, 1531-1782 by Paul Slack( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a synthesis of recent work, explaining the origins of this unique system of welfare, and showing how the poor law played a central role in English social and political development from the Reformation to the Industrial Revolution
The myth of the Great Depression, 1873-1896 by S. B Saul( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in European economic history, 1789-1914 by François Crouzet( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Spanish and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sponsored by the Economic History Society. Bibliographical footnotes
The Old Poor Law, 1795-1834 by J. D Marshall( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1985 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in European economic history, 1500-1800 by Peter Earle( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic development of Japan c. 1868-1941 by W. J Macpherson( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of Japan from a position of relative international obscurity in the mid-nineteenth century to that of third largest industrial nation in the 1980s has elicited an enormous amount of interest among academics. This short book provides an overview of Japanese economic history between 1868 and 1941. It introduces and surveys the current state of scholarship on Japan, touching upon almost all elements of the Japanese historical experience. A select bibliography (now updated to 1994) is provided, to help the reader pursue the subject in more detail
Debating slavery : economy and society in the antebellum American South by Mark M Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even while slavery existed, Americans debated slavery. Was it a profitable and healthy institution? If so, for whom? The abolition of slavery in 1865 did not end this debate. Similar questions concerning the profitability of slavery, its impact on masters, slaves, and nonslaveowners still inform modern historical debates. Is the slave South best characterized as a capitalist society? Or did its dogged adherence to non-wage labor render it precapitalist? Today, southern slavery is among the most hotly disputed topics in writing on American history. With the use of illustrative material and a critical bibliography, Dr Smith outlines the main contours of this complex debate, summarizes the contending viewpoints, and at the same time weighs up the relative importance, strengths and weaknesses of the various competing interpretations. This book introduces an important topic in American history in a manner which is accessible to students and undergraduates taking courses in American history
The economic effects of the two world wars on Britain by Alan S Milward( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1987 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British entrepreneurship in the nineteenth century by Peter Lester Payne( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a completely revised edition of Payne's authoritative account first published in 1972, of the state of entrepreneurship in the nineteenth century, in the light of recent research. It examines in depth the validity of the widely accepted belief that there occurred a deterioration in the quality of British entrepreneurship during the course of the nineteenth century
Women in medieval English society by Mavis E Mate( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written primarily for undergraduates, this book judiciously weighs the evidence for and against the various theories relating to the position of women at different time periods. Professor Mate examines the evidence relating to the major issues deciding the position of women in medieval English society, and asks questions such as, did women enjoy a rough equality in the Anglo-Saxon period that they subsequently lost? Did queens at certain periods exercise real political clout or was their power limited to questions of patronage? Did women's participation in the economy grant them considerable independence and allow them to postpone or delay marriage? Professor Mate also demonstrates that class as well as gender was very important in determining age at marriage and opportunities for power and influence. Although some women at some time periods did make short-term gains, Professor Mate challenges the dominant view that major transformations in women's position occurred in the century after the Black Death."--Jacket
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The social bases of Nazism, 1919-1933
The French economy in the twentieth centuryThe social bases of Nazism, 1919-1933Approaches to the history of the Western family, 1500-1914The Nazi economic recovery, 1932-1938Disease, medicine, and society in England, 1550-1860Women's work 1840-1940The great Irish famineThe English poor law, 1531-1782
Alternative Names
Economic History Society (Cambridge)

Economic history society (Cambridge, GB)

Economic History Society (Great Britain)


The Economic History Society