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Salarios que la ciudad paga al campo: Las nodrizas de las inclusas en los siglos XVIII y XIX (Wages That the City Pays to the Countryside: The Wet-Nurses of the Foundling Hospitals in the 18th and 19th Centuries)

Published by EH.Net (January 2023). Carmen Sarasúa, ed. Salarios que la ciudad paga al campo: Las nodrizas de las inclusas en los siglos XVIII y XIX. (Wages That the City Pays to the Countryside: The Wet-Nurses of the Foundling Hospitals in the 18th and 19th Centuries.) Alicante, Spain: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alicante, 2021. […]

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 […]

Austerities and Aspirations: A Comparative History of Growth, Consumption, and Quality of Life in East Central Europe since 1945

Published by EH.Net (January 2023). Béla Tomka. Austerities and Aspirations: A Comparative History of Growth, Consumption, and Quality of Life in East Central Europe since 1945. Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2020. xii + 445 pp. $105 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-386-351-0. Reviewed for EH.Net by Marcin Piatkowski, Kozminski University in Warsaw.   Béla Tomka’s […]

Insurance Era: Risk, Governance, and the Privatization of Security in Postwar America

Published by EH.Net (December 2022). Caley Horan. Insurance Era: Risk, Governance, and the Privatization of Security in Postwar America. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2021. 251 pp. $40 (cloth), ISBN 978-0226784380. Reviewed for EH.Net by Melissa Thomasson, Department of Economics, Miami University. In this book Caley Horan explores the marketing, investment, and underwriting practices […]

Europe’s Babylon: The Rise and Fall of Antwerp’s Golden Age

Published by EH.Net (December 2022). Michael Pye. Europe’s Babylon: The Rise and Fall of Antwerp’s Golden Age. New York and London: Pegasus Books, 2021. xii + 273 pp. $28.95 (hardback), ISBN: 978-1-64313-777-3. Reviewed for EH.Net by Raingard Esser, University of Groningen.   The title chosen by the US publisher of the present book (as compared […]

Albert O. Hirschman: An Intellectual Biography

Published by EH.Net (December 2022). Michele Alacevich. Albert O. Hirschman: An Intellectual Biography. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021. xvi + 332 pp. $26 (paperback), ISBN: 978-0231199834. Reviewed for EH.Net by Adrian Darnell, retired Professor of Economics, Durham University.   Albert Otto Hirschman was a complex man whose early years were difficult, to say the […]

Understanding the Private-Public Divide: Markets, Governments, and Time Horizons

Published by EH.Net (December 2022). Avner Offer. Understanding the Private-Public Divide: Markets, Governments, and Time Horizons. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022. xiv + 227 pp. £19.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-1108791663. Reviewed for EH.Net by Martin Chick, University of Edinburgh.   This book has its origins in the Ellen MacArthur Lectures which Avner Offer gave in Cambridge […]

Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century

Published by EH.Net (December 2022). J. Bradford DeLong. Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century. New York: Basic Books, 2022. 605 pp. $35 (hardback), ISBN 978-0465019595. Reviewed for EH.Net by Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University.   The twentieth century was like no other. That statement, of course, is true for any century, but […]