The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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What were the economic roots of modern industrialism? Were labor unions ever effective in raising workers' living standards? Did high levels of taxation in the past normally lead to economic decline? These and similar questions profoundly inform a wide range of intertwined social issues whose complexity, scope, and depth become fully evident in the Encyclopedia. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the Encyclopedia is divided not only by chronological and geographic boundaries, but also by related subfields such as agricultural history, demographic history, business history, and the histories of technology, migration, and transportation. The articles, all written and signed by international contributors, include scholars from Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Covering economic history in all areas of the world and segments of ecnomies from prehistoric times to the present, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History is the ideal resource for students, economists, and general readers, offering a unique glimpse into this integral part of world history.The electromagnet coil was connected to two pairs of wires that dipped into mercury cups when their end was down. A battery ... Electric plowing was tried in France in 1879 using an arrangement similar to that used for steam plowing. Electricanbsp;...

Title:The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
Author:Joel Mokyr
Publisher: - 2003-08-13


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