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Triumph of the South: A Regional Economic History of Early Twentieth Century Britain

Published by EH.NET (October 2009) Peter Scott, Triumph of the South: A Regional Economic History of Early Twentieth Century Britain. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2007. xiv + 324 pp. ?65 (cloth), ISBN: 978-1-84014-613-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Peter Wardley, Department of History, University of the West of England, Bristol. In the Triumph of the South, Peter […]

Economics in Russia: Studies in Intellectual History

Published by EH.NET (May 2009) Vincent Barnett and Joachim Zweynert, editors, Economics in Russia: Studies in Intellectual History. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008. xviii + 198 pp. $100 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-7546-6149-8 Reviewed for EH.NET by Warren J. Samuels, Department of Economics, Michigan State University. This collection of neatly-defined and well-structured interpretive essays illustrates how written histories […]

The Patron?s Payoff: Conspicuous Commissions in Italian Renaissance Art

Published by EH.NET (February 2009) Jonathan K. Nelson and Richard J. Zeckhauser, The Patron?s Payoff: Conspicuous Commissions in Italian Renaissance Art. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008. xviii + 234 pp. $39.50 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-691-12541-1. Reviewed for EH.NET by Bernadine Barnes, Department of Art, Wake Forest University. Much of Italian Renaissance art history is centered on […]

Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published by EH.NET (January 2009) Mary Poovey, Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. x + 511 pp. $59 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-226-67532-9. Reviewed for EH.NET by David Mitch, Department of Economics, University of Maryland ?- Baltimore County. In recent decades, literary critics have generated […]

Information Revolutions in the History of the West

Leonard Dudley, Information Revolutions in the History of the West. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2008. xi + 347 pp. $150 (cloth), ISBN: 978-1-84720-790-6. Reviewed for EH.NET by Eric Jones, Melbourne Business School. Leonard Dudley, a Canadian now at the University of Montreal, once formalized part of Harold Innis?s work on the role of communications in […]

Free Trade Nation: Commerce, Consumption and Civil Society in Modern Britain

Published by EH.NET (October 2008) Frank Trentmann, Free Trade Nation: Commerce, Consumption and Civil Society in Modern Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. xiv + 450 pp. ?25/$50 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-19-920920-0. Reviewed for EH.NET by Peter J. Cain, Department of History, Sheffield Hallam University. In discussions and analyses of trade regimes in Britain from the […]

Herbert Hoover, Unemployment, and the Public Sphere: A Conceptual History, 1919-1933

Published by EH.NET (September 2008) Vincent Gaddis, Herbert Hoover, Unemployment, and the Public Sphere: A Conceptual History, 1919-1933. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2005. xxix + 180 pp. $36 (paperback), ISBN: 978-0-7618-3235-5. Reviewed for EH.NET by Patrick D. Reagan, Department of History, Tennessee Technological University. In this suggestive, yet flawed, study Benedictine University historian […]

Trade in Classical Antiquity

Published by EH.NET (June 2008) Neville Morley, Trade in Classical Antiquity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xiv + 118 pp. $30 (paperback), ISBN: 978-0-521-63416-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Peter Temin, Department of Economics, MIT. This book is one of Cambridge University Press’s series of Key Themes in Ancient History. These brief books are designed to […]

Adam’s Fallacy: A Guide to Economic Theology

Published by EH.NET (November 2007) Duncan K. Foley, Adam’s Fallacy: A Guide to Economic Theology. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2006. xvii + 265 pp. $26 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-674-02729-9. Reviewed for EH.NET by A. M. C. Waterman, St John’s College, Winnipeg. Presumably this book was sent to me for review because of its sub-title. I […]

Thorstein Veblen and the Revival of Free Market Capitalism

Published by EH.NET (November 2007) Janet T. Knoedler, Robert E. Prasch and Dell P. Champlin, editors, Thorstein Veblen and the Revival of Free Market Capitalism. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2007. xxi + 239 pp. $125 (cloth), ISBN: 978-1-84542-540-1. Reviewed for EH.NET by Warren J. Samuels, Department of Economics, Michigan State University. Within neoclassical price theory […]