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- DescriptionA new edition of the leading textbook on the ecomic history of Britain since industrialisation. Combining the expertise of more than 30 leading historians and ecomists, the volumes examine the foundational importance of ecomic life in modern Britain and the close interconnections between ecomic, social, political and cultural change. Each chapter provides a clear guide to the major controversies in the field and students are shown how to connect historical evidence with ecomic theory and apply quantitative methods. Volume 1 (1700-1870), examines industrialisation's causes and consequences; issues of globalisation, convergence and divergence; and the role of institutions, the state and techlogy. Volume 2 tracks the development of the British ecomy from late nineteenth century global dominance to its early twenty-first century position as a mid-sized player in an integrated European ecomy. Throughout the volumes British experience is set within an international context and its performance benchmarked against its global competitors.
- Author BiographyRoderick Floud has taught modern British history in the UK and the USA; his recent research has used information on human height and weight to explore changes in living standards and he is one of the founders of the sub-discipline of anthropometric history, summed up in The Changing Body (Cambridge University Press, 2011) which has been widely praised. He wrote the first textbook of quantitative methods for historians and has edited all four editions of The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain. Roderick has also written extensively on higher education policy and received a knighthood for services to higher education. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and an Academician of the Social Sciences. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in the United States and is currently Chair of the Social Sciences Committee of the European Science Foundation. He has recently embarked on a new research study of the economic history of British gardening. Jane Humphries is Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford where she teaches economic and social history at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Her research has ranged across many issues to do with growth and development. She has also published extensively on gender, the family and the history of women's work. Her recent Ranki prize-winning monograph, Childhood and Child Labour in the British Industrial Revolution, involves a bold and innovative use of working-class memoir, studied both quantitatively and qualitatively, a methodology that she is developing further in her current study of women and girls' experiences of industrialisation. She presented the recent BBC4 documentary, 'The Children Who Built Victorian Britain', which was based on her work. Professor Humphries is a Fellow of All Souls College, an Academician of the Social Sciences and a Fellow of the British Academy.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication09/10/2014
- FormatMultiple copy pack
- SubjectEconomics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note119 b/w illus. 2 maps
- Weight2490 g
- Width174 mm
- Height247 mm
- Spine57 mm
- Edited byJane Humphries,Paul Johnson,Roderick Floud
- Contained items statementContains 2 Hardbacks
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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