The Economic Decline of Empires

Author: Carlo M. Cipolla
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 041537927X
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Concerns itself with the purely economic aspects of the decline and fall of empires. The ten articles in this collection examine separate cases of economic decline, from Rome and Byzantium to the more recent histories of the Dutch and Chinese empires, and demonstrate both the resemblances and the peculiarly individual characteristics of each case.

Understanding Decline

Author: Peter Clarke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521563178
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A collection of essays which emphasises the centrality of Britain's decline over two centuries.

The Cambridge Economic History of Europe from the Decline of the Roman Empire Volume 2 Trade and Industry in the Middle Ages

Author: Edward Miller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521087094
Format: PDF, Docs
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The second volume of The Cambridge Economic History of Europe, first published in 1952, was a survey by an international group of specialist scholars covering trade and industry in pre-Roman, Roman and Byzantine Europe, the medieval trade of northern and southern Europe, and the histories of medieval woollen manufacture, mining and metallurgy, and building in stone. This second edition, in addition to revising most chapters and the bibliographies appended to them, also fills gaps which arose from the wartime and post-war circumstances in which the first edition was written. New chapters provide accounts of the trade and industry of eastern Europe, of medieval Europe's trade with Asia and Africa, and of medieval coinage and currency. Taken with volumes I and III of the series, this volume is designed to complete a comprehensive review of the economic history of medieval Europe as a whole. It was planned by the late Sir Michael Postan, and was largely completed under his editorship.

Political Economies of Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Author: Maria Fusaro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316393089
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Against the backdrop of England's emergence as a major economic power, the development of early modern capitalism in general and the transformation of the Mediterranean, Maria Fusaro presents a new perspective on the onset of Venetian decline. Examining the significant commercial relationship between these two European empires during the period 1450–1700, Fusaro demonstrates how Venice's social, political and economic circumstances shaped the English mercantile community in unique ways. By focusing on the commercial interaction between Venice and England, she also re-establishes the analysis of the maritime political economy as an essential constituent of the Venetian state political economy. This challenging interpretation of some classic issues of early modern history will be of profound interest to economic, social and legal historians, and provides a stimulating addition to current debates in imperial history, especially on the economic relationship between different empires and the socio-economic interaction between 'rulers and ruled'.