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Famine in European History

Published by EH.Net (January 2018) Guido Alfani and Cormac Ó Gráda, editors, Famine in European History. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. xi + 325 pp. $30 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-316-63183-6. Reviewed for EH.Net by Natalya Naumenko, Department of Economics, Northwestern University.   This collection of essays undertakes to construct a comprehensive history of famine in […]

Famines in European Economic History: The Last Great European Famines Reconsidered

Published by EH.Net (June 2016) Declan Curran, Lubomyr Luciuk and Andrew G. Newby, editors, Famines in European Economic History: The Last Great European Famines Reconsidered. New York: Routledge, 2015. xvii + 267 pp. $160 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-415-65681-8. Reviewed for EH.Net by Guido Alfani, Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University. In the recent […]

Ireland’s Great Famine

Ireland’s Great Famine Cormac Ó Gráda, University College Dublin The proximate cause of the Great Irish Famine (1846-52) was the fungus phythophtera infestans (or potato blight), which reached Ireland in the fall of 1845. The fungus destroyed about one-third of that year’s crop, and nearly all that of 1846. After a season’s remission, it also […]

Fighting Famine in North China: State, Market, and Environmental Decline, 1690s-1990s

Published by EH.NET (May 2008) Lillian M. Li, Fighting Famine in North China: State, Market, and Environmental Decline, 1690s-1990s. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2007. xix + 520 pp. $75 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-8047-5304-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by Pierre-?tienne Will, Coll?ge de France, Paris. In this long-awaited book Lillian Li offers us a masterful account of […]

Fiction, Famine, and the Rise of Economics in Victorian Britain and Ireland

Published by EH.NET (July 2004) Gordon Bigelow, Fiction, Famine, and the Rise of Economics in Victorian Britain and Ireland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. x + 229 pp. $65 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-521-82848-1. Reviewed for EH.NET by Sandra Peart, Department of Economics, Baldwin-Wallace College. Gordon Bigelow’s Fiction, Famine, and the Rise of Economics in Victorian Britain […]

Receiving Erin’s Children: Philadelphia, Liverpool, and the Irish Famine Migration, 1845-1855

Published by EH.NET (August 2000) F. Matthew Gallman, Receiving Erin’s Children: Philadelphia, Liverpool, and the Irish Famine Migration, 1845-1855. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. xii + 306 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN: 0-8078-4845-X; $55 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8078-2534-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Raymond L. Cohn, Department of Economics, Illinois State University. Gallman (currently […]

Black ’47: Britain and the Famine Irish

Published by EH.NET (March 2000) ? Frank Neal, Black ’47: Britain and the Famine Irish. London: Macmillan Press and New York: St Martin’s Press, 1998. xv + 292 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-333-66595-3. Reviewed for EH.NET by Ron Weir, Department of Economics, University of York. During the 1980s there appeared to be developing a minor […]

EHA Annual Meeting 2018

EHA 2018 ANNUAL MEETING 78th Annual Meeting EHA’s Annual Meeting is generally held each September, with other Academic Meetings scheduled each year. Economic History Association 78th Annual Meeting Montreal, Canada SEPT 7-9, 2018 From Plague, Famine, and War, Save us, O Lord Shocks and Disasters in Economic History The theme for EHA 2018 is “‘From […]

EHA 2023 Preliminary Program

EHA Annual Meeting Preliminary Program ECONOMIC HISTORY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING ESA 83rd Annual Economic History Association Meeting September 8-10, 2023, Preliminary Program Doubletree by Hilton Downtown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Preliminary Program Note: Program is Subject to Change CLICK HERE FOR A FULL PDF PROGRAM (not yet available) Preliminary Program Overview / Scheduled Tours THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER  7, […]

The Cambridge Economic History of China: Volume II

Published by EH.Net (January 2023). Debin Ma and Richard Von Glahn, eds. The Cambridge Economic History of China: Volume II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022. 845 pp. $155 (hardback), ISBN: 978-1108425537. Reviewed by Jamin Andreas Hübner, LCC International University and University of the People.   The second volume of The Cambridge Economic History of China […]