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The Cambridge economic history of Europe from the decline of the Roman Empire,
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Cambridge University Press 1941-
ISBN
0521225043 (v. 8)
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Cambridge University Press 1941-
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0521225043 (v. 8)
contents note
v.1. The agrarian life of the Middle Ages. --v.2. The Trade and industry in the Middle Ages. --v.3. Economic organization and policie in the Middle Ages. --v.4. The economy of expanding Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. --v.5. The economic organization of early modern Europe.--v.6. The Industrial Revolutions and after: incomes, population and technological change. pt.l-2.--v. 7. The industrial economies: capital, Labour, and enterprise.- pt. 1. Britain, France, Germany, and Scandinavia.- pt. 2. The United States, Japan, and Russia.--v. 8. The industrial economies: the development of economic and social policies.pppp
general note
Vol. 2 planned by Sir John Clapham and Eileen Power, edited by M. Postan and E.E. Rich; v. 3 planned by Sir John Clapham and Eileen Power, edited by M.M. Postan, E.E. Rich and Edward Miller; v. 4-5 edited by E.E. Rich and C.H. Wilson; v. 6, pt. 1-2 edited by H.J. Habakkuk and M. Postan; v. 7, pt. 1-2 edited by P. Mathias and M.M. Postan; v. 8 edited by P. Mathias and S. Pollard.
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2159937
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1990-03:
This last volume of The Cambridge Economic History of Europe deals with policies formulated in response to the economic and social problems arising from industrialization. Set in rough chronological order, chapters or sections are devoted to individual countries, thus affording historical views of policy evolution and comparative national perspectives. As with other volumes in this series (e.g., v.1, CH, Apr'67; v.5, Feb'78; v.7, Feb'79), each chapter presents the generally prevailing scholarly understanding of the topic. Unfortunately, this particualrly long volume (1,243 pages) suffers from faulty editorship. Contributors were permitted to devote literally hundreds of pages to the same topics over the same periods for the same countries. Chapters devoted to the US and Japan, neither explained nor justified, seem extraneous. Altogether, perhaps a third of this volume is either beyond customary European definition or is redundant. Despite these shortcomings, it is a worthwhile acquisition. The selected bibliographies are useful and supplemented by copious footnote references. Upper-division and graduate collections. -J. C. Murdock, emeritus, University of Missouri--Columbia
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