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Loizos, D. Economic History of Europe
HY/EC 2011 Economic History of Europe D. I. Loizos Deree College Office 532 Tu-Th 12:00 - 2:00 Revised 1996 N.B. This is NOT an official Syllabus This is basically a lecture course but discussions and questions are encouraged. We will cover the whole historical period from Ancient Times to the present focusing on the near East, Egypt, the Mediterranean, West and East Europe, the Balkans and Russia. The general focal point of the lectures and the discussions will be the economic trends of the period. Some theoretical aspects will also be discussed. Students' performance will be based on two essay tests (a mid-term and a final) and a short (up to 10 pages) paper. The mid-term counts for 30% of the total grade, the final for 50% and the paper for 20%. Although the final is not comprehensive it is expected that students will do better. All dates will be announced during the first week of classes. Required Material: R. Cameron. A Concise Economic History of the World. Course Outline Economy & Empires in the near East & Egypt Cameron 2 Economy of Ancient Greece Cameron 2 Roman Economy Cameron 2 Feudalism in W. Europe & Byzantium Cameron 3 Overseas Expansion & effects in Europe Cameron 5 Mercantilism in Early Modern Europe Cameron 6 Industrialization in West Europe Cameron 7-8-9 Economic Development of East Europe & Russia Cameron 4, 10 Economic Issues in the Modern World Cameron 11-12 World Economy in the 20th century Cameron 13 to 16 You are also advised to refer to the following basic bibliography especially to those books related to your paper topic in as a starting point. All books can be found either in the College library or in major libraries in Athens (check History Dep. sheet for Research Libraries in Athens). I. M. Diakonoff. ed. 1969/1981. Ancient Mesopotamia: Socio- economic history (marxist) B. G. Triger. ed. 1983. Ancient Egypt: a social history. A. M. Andreades. 1933/1979. A History of Greek public finance. M.M. Austin & Pierre Vidal-Naquet. 1977. Economic & Social History of Ancient Greece. R. J. Hopper. 1979. Trade & Industry in Classical Greece. R. Duncan-Jones. 1982. The Economy of the Roman Empire. M.F. Hendy. 1989. The Economy, fiscal administration and coinage of Byzantium. C.M. Cipolla. ed. The Fontana Economic History of Europe. C. M. Cipolla. Before the Industrial Revolution. J. Le Goff. 1989. Medieval Civilization 400-1500. M.M. Postam. ed. 1966-1987. The Cambridge Economic History of Europe. 3 vols. R. B. Mitchell. European Historical Statistics 1750-????. (choose the newest edition if available). B. H. Slicher van Bath. 1963. The Agrarian History of Western Europe AD 500-1850. D. F. Good. 1984. The Economic rise of the Habsburg Empire 1570- 1914. M.C. Kaser. ed. 1985-6. The Economic History of Eastern Europe 1919-1975. 3 vols. O. Crisp. 1976. Studies in the Russian Economy before 1914. A. Nove. 1995. An Economic History of the USSR. Also check selection of The Economist articles on reserve in the library. If you are fluent in Greek you can also check or buy the following useful books from a theoretical point of view: The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism. Essays. latest edition. Sp. Asdrachas. ed. 1982. The Economic Structure of the Balkans 15th to 19th c.