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France and Germany in the South China Sea, c. 1840-1930: Maritime Competition and Imperial Power

Published by EH.Net (July 2022). Bert Becker. France and Germany in the South China Sea, c. 1840-1930: Maritime Competition and Imperial Power. Paris: Palgrave-MacMillan (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies), 2021. 484 pp. $149.99 (hardcover), ISBN 978-3-030-52603-0. Reviewed for EH.Net by Hubert Bonin, Sciences Po Bordeaux and BSE-Bordeaux University.   Bert Becker, a history professor in Hong […]

The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published by EH.Net (July 2022). Francesca Trivellato. The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells us about the Making of European Commercial Society. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. xiv + 405 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0691217383. Reviewed for EH.Net by Arthur Wilson, Finance Department, School of Business, George […]

Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation

Published by EH.Net (July 2022). Anton Howes. Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2021. 387 pp. £28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-18264-3. Reviewed for EH.Net by Robert Bud, Emeritus Keeper, Science Museum in London.   This ambitious volume is both an institutional history and an […]

Handbook of the History of Money and Currency

Published by EH.Net (July 2022). Stefano Battilossi, Youssef Cassis, and Kazuhiko Yago, eds. Handbook of the History of Money and Currency. Singapore: Springer, 2020. xv + 1,109 pp. $799.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-9811305955. Reviewed for EH.Net by Duncan Connors, DBA Programme, Otago Business School, University of Otago.   When teaching the history of economic thought, I […]

Disasters and History: The Vulnerability and Resilience of Past Societies

Published by EH.Net (July 2022). Bas van Bavel, Daniel R. Curtis, Jessica Dijkman, Matthew Hannaford, Maïka de Keyzer, Eline van Onacker, and Tim Soens. Disasters and History: The Vulnerability and Resilience of Past Societies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. x + 231 pp. $29.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-1108477178. Reviewed for EH.Net by Ilan Noy, Victoria University […]

21st Century Monetary Policy: The Federal Reserve from the Great Inflation to COVID-19

Published by EH.Net (July 2022). Ben S. Bernanke. 21st Century Monetary Policy: The Federal Reserve from the Great Inflation to COVID-19. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2022. xxvi + 480 pp. $35.00 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1324020462. Reviewed for EH.Net by Lanny Ebenstein, Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara.   Ben Bernanke’s 21st Century Monetary […]

Hunger in War and Peace: Women and Children in Germany, 1914-1924

Published by EH.Net (July 2022). Mary Elisabeth Cox. Hunger in War and Peace: Women and Children in Germany, 1914-1924. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. xviii + 383 pp. $105 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-882011-6. Reviewed for EH.Net by Timothy W. Guinnane, Philip Golden Bartlett Professor of Economic History, Emeritus, Yale University.   Embargoes and blockades have […]

How the World Became Rich: The Historical Origins of Economic Growth

Published by EH.Net (July 2022). Mark Koyama and Jared Rubin. How the World Became Rich: The Historical Origins of Economic Growth. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. x + 259 pp. $24.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1509540235. Reviewed for EH.Net by Joel Mokyr, Departments of Economics and History, Northwestern University.   Full disclosure: this reviewer’s name appears on the […]

The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Published by EH.Net (June 2022). (Editor’s note: Because this review covers two books, Global Economic History and The Industrial Revolution, we have posted it twice, with one posting for each title, for the sake of easier searches.)   Robert C. Allen. Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xiv + 170pp. […]

Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

Published by EH.Net (June 2022). (Editor’s note: Because this review covers two books, Global Economic History and The Industrial Revolution, we have posted it twice, with one posting for each title, for the sake of easier searches.)   Robert C. Allen. Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xiv + 170pp. […]