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Title An economic history of Europe since 1700 / Vera Zamagni.
Author Zamagni, Vera, author.
Publication Newcastle upon Tyne [England] : Agenda Publishing, 2017.
Copyright date ©2017
Edition First English-language edition.
Description xi, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Call # 330.94 Z
Note Translation of : Perché l'Europa ha cambiato il mondo.una storia economica.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-304) and index.
Contents Advanced agricultural and mercantile civilizations before the modern era -- From the Italian city-states to the Age of Discovery -- Britain: the first European industrial nation -- The British model: imitation and the role of the state -- European industrialization -- British decline and the emergence of the United States and Japan -- Technology, business and socio-economic change -- The international economy, 1870-1914: the gold standard, finance and colonialism -- The socio-economic consequences of the First World War -- The Soviet Union, 1917-39 -- The first major international crisis -- The 1930s and the Second World War -- Postwar reconstruction and decolonization -- The age of European growth and the return of instability -- The process of European integration -- The demise of the USSR and the rise of Asia -- The second international crisis and the limits of growth.
Summary Vera Zamagni provides a new economic history of Europe from the birth of industrialization through to the financial crisis of 2007/08 and its aftermath. The remarkable story of European economic growth is set within the wider context of world economic progress and alongside developments in Asia, Eastern Europe and the United States to provide an up-to-date survey suitable for course use. The book begins by outlining the economic landscape of the late middle ages before exploring the process of European industrialization that began with Europe's first industrial nation, Britain. How the British model (particularly the role of the State within it) was replicated throughout Europe is examined. The reasons for the relative decline of the UK and the rise of the US and Japanese economies towards the end of the nineteenth century and the birth of global finance are explored. The economic impact of world war and revolution is assessed and the first global economic crisis investigated before Europe was plunged into war again. European reconstruction and integration is analyzed alongside the decline of Russia and the rise of the Asian economies. The book ends with an assessment of the impact of the global crash of 2007/08 and the subsequent crisis of the Eurozone. Throughout, the book reveals how the peculiarities of European civilization - its social and economic institutions and its values - triggered economic progress. That these same structures are now under threat makes Zamagni's history particularly pertinent.
Note Translated from Italian.
Subject Europe -- Economic conditions.
Economic history.
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Brennen, N. Michael, translator.
Translation of: Zamagni, Vera. Perché l'Europa ha cambiato il mondo : una storia economica. English.
Addl. Title Perché l'Europa ha cambiato il mondo : una storia economica. English
ISBN 9781911116387 (hardcover)
191111638X (hardcover)
9781911116394 (paperback)
1911116398 (paperback)

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