The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe: Volume 2, 1870 to the Present

· Cambridge University Press

About this ebook

Unlike most existing textbooks on the economic history of modern Europe, which offer a country-by-country approach, The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe rethinks Europe's economic history since 1700 as unified and pan-European, with the material organized by topic rather than by country. This second volume tracks Europe's economic history through three major phases since 1870. The first phase was an age of globalization and of European economic and political dominance that lasted until the First World War. The second, from 1914 to 1945, was one of war, deglobalization, and depression and the third was one of growing integration not only within Europe but also between Europe and the global economy. Leading authors offer comprehensive and accessible introductions to these patterns of globalization and deglobalization as well as to key themes in modern economic history such as economic growth, business cycles, sectoral developments, and population and living standards.

About the author

Stephen Broadberry is Professor of Economic History at the University of Warwick and a co-ordinator of the Economic History Initiative at the Centre for Economic and Policy Research. His recent publications include The Economics of World War I (2005, as co-editor) and Market Services and the Productivity Race, 1850–2000: Britain in International Perspective (2006).

Kevin O'Rourke is Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin and a co-organiser of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research's Economic History Initiative. His recent publications include The International Trading System, Globalization and History, 2 volumes, (as editor, 2005) and Power and Plenty: Trade, War, and the World Economy in the Second Millennium (2007, with Ronald Findlay).

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