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Corn and Capitalism: How a Botanical Bastard Grew to Global Dominance

Published by EH.NET (August 2003) Arturo Warman. Corn and Capitalism: How a Botanical Bastard Grew to Global Dominance. (Translated by Nancy L. Westrate). Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003 (originally published in Spanish in 1988). xiii + 270 pp. $49.95 (cloth,) ISBN 0-8078-2766-5; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 0-8078-5437-9. Reviewed for EH.NET by Allan G. […]

The Carolingian Economy

Published by EH.NET (May 2003) Adriaan E. Verhulst, The Carolingian Economy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. 160 pp. $50 (hardback), ISBN: 0-521-80869-3; $18 (paperback), ISBN: 0-521-00474-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by Paolo Squatriti, Department of History, University of Michigan. With The Carolingian Economy Adriaan Verhulst, emeritus professor of medieval economic history at the University of […]

The English Poor Laws, 1700-1930

Published by EH.NET (March 2003) Anthony Brundage, The English Poor Laws, 1700-1930. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2002. vii + 185 pp. $69.95 or ?49.50 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-333-68270-X. Reviewed for EH.NET by Steve King, Department of History, Oxford Brookes University. This book joins those of Lynne Hollen Lees, Alan Kidd and Pat Thane in trying […]

Economies beyond Agriculture in the Classical World

Published by EH.NET (February 2003) ? David J. Mattingly and John Salmon, editors, Economies beyond Agriculture in the Classical World. London and New York: Routledge, 2001. xii + 324 pp. $90 (cloth), ISBN: 0-415-21253-7. Reviewed for EH.NET by Darel Engen, Department of History, California State University, San Marcos. The economy of the ancient Greco-Roman world […]

The Ancient Economy

Published by EH.NET (January 2003) ? Walter Scheidel and Sitta von Reden, editors, The Ancient Economy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2002. xxi + 282 pp. ?16.99 (paperback), ISBN: 0-7486-1321-8; ?45 (hardback), ISBN: 0-7486-1322-6. Reviewed for EH.NET by Morris Silver, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, City College of the City University of New York. In 1973, […]

A Monetary History of the Ottoman Empire

Published by EH.NET (November 2002) ? Sevket Pamuk, A Monetary History of the Ottoman Empire. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. xxvi + 276 pp. $70 (hardback), ISBN: 0-521-44197-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by John Munro, Department of Economics, University of Toronto. It is my firm conviction that one cannot fully comprehend European economic history without […]

Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet, and the Enlightenment

Published by EH.NET (September 2002) Emma Rothschild, Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet, and the Enlightenment. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2001. ix + 353 pp. $50 (hardcover), ISBN: 0-674-00489-2; $18.95 (paper), ISBN: 0-674-00837-5. Reviewed for EH.NET by Glenn Hueckel, Department of Economics, Pomona College. This is a book that will itself provoke in […]

Rising Life Expectancy: A Global History

Published by EH.NET (February 2002) James C. Riley, Rising Life Expectancy: A Global History. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. xii + 243 pp. $50 (hardback), ISBN: 0-521-80245-8; $17 (paperback), ISBN: 0-521-00281-8 Reviewed for EH.NET by Richard A. Easterlin, Department of Economics, University of Southern California. Economic historians, who have been backing into life expectancy […]

Shifting Ground: The Changing Agricultural Soils of China and Indonesia

Published by EH.NET (June 2001) Peter H. Lindert, Shifting Ground: The Changing Agricultural Soils of China and Indonesia. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000. xii + 351 pp. $45 (cloth), ISBN: 0-262-12227-8. Reviewed for EH.NET by D. Gale Johnson, Department of Economics, University of Chicago, Emeritus. The generally accepted opinion is that a large percentage of […]

The Conditions of Agricultural Growth: The Economics of Agrarian Change under Population Pressure

Project 2001: Significant Works in Economic History Ester Boserup, The Conditions of Agricultural Growth: The Economics of Agrarian Change under Population Pressure. London, G. Allen and Unwin, 1965; Chicago: Aldine, 1965. 124 pp. Review Essay by Giovanni Federico, Department of Modern History, University of Pisa. Population, Agricultural Growth and Institutions: The Real Long-Run View This […]