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Most of us have a restricted understanding of the highly effective position economics has performed in shaping human civilization. This makes financial historical past – the examine of how civilizations structured their environments to offer meals, shelter, and materials items – an important lens via which to consider how we arrived at our current, globalized second.
Designed to fill a long-empty hole in how we take into consideration trendy historical past, these 48 lectures are a complete journey via greater than 600 years of financial historical past, from the medieval world to the 21st century. Aimed toward the layperson with solely a cursory understanding of the area, An Economic History of the World since 1400 reveals how economics has influenced (and been influenced by) historic occasions and traits, together with the Black Loss of life, the Age of Exploration, the Industrial Revolution, the European colonization of Africa, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the beginning of private computing. Professor Harreld has crafted a riveting, centuries-long story of energy, glory, and beliefs that reveals how, in line with historical past, financial concepts emerged, advanced, and thrived or died.
Alongside the method, you may strengthen your understanding of a variety of financial ideas, philosophies, traits, treaties, and organizations, together with the mercantile system, Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations, Marxist economics, African independence actions, and the formation of financial organizations together with the European Union. You will additionally think about provocative questions on the intersection of historical past and economics. What did the economies of Roosevelt’s America and Hitler’s Germany have in widespread? What does historical past inform us about how nations ought to dictate financial coverage? Can we are saying that free commerce is really free?
Marvel at simply how a lot we nonetheless need to study the financial forces which have dictated our previous – and that can dictate our future.
Download PDF eBook An Economic History of the World since 1400