First published in 1776, the year in which the American Revolution officially began, Smith's Wealth of Nations sparked a revolution of its own. In it Smith analyzes the major elements of political...
Simon Johnson , James Kwak
13 Bankers describes the rise of concentrated financial power and the threat it poses to our economic well-being. Over the past three decades, a handful of banks became spectacularly large and...
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Overton H. Taylor
“O. H. Taylor’s “A History of Economic Thought: Social Ideals and Economic Theories from Quesnay to Keynes” is a book that embodies the fruits of his life-long studies and reflections, concerned with the history of economic theory and the relations of its main developments with the broad, general patterns of philosophical and over-all
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For much of human history, the motive force behind war, conquest, social conflict and world exploration has been the drive to acquire gold. From the ancient world of Croesus to the wealthy dynasties of Renaissance Italy, from the earliest European explorations into Africa, America, and Asia to the gold rushes of the nineteenth century and the
Издател: University of Wales Press
This is a straight-forward, readable account, written with the minimum of jargon, of the central importance of money in the ordinary business of the life of different peoples throughout the ages from ancient times to the present day.
First published in hardback in 1994 and selected by the American Libraries Association as an Outstanding Academic
Philippe Ariès , Georges Duby
Издател: Harvard University Press
he widely celebrated and sumptuously illustrated History of Private Life series traces a clear line from how society moved from an entirely-public to an almost entirely-private way of life. The five-volume collection shows how people's perceptions of themselves, their homes, their families, and their possessions changed, and how their ways of
This fifth and final volume in an award-winning series charts the inner history of our times from the tumult of World War I to the 1990s. Nine historians present a picture of cultures in transition and in the process scrutinize a myriad of subjects - the sacrament of confession, volunteer hotlines, Nazi policies toward the family, the baby boom,
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Readers interested in history, and in the development of the modern sensibility, will relish this large-scale yet intimately detailed examination of the blossoming of the ordinary and extraordinary people of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. This third in the popular five-volume series celebrates the emergence of individualism and the
The nineteenth century was the golden age of private life, a time when the tentative self-consciousness of the Renaissance and earlier eras took recognizable form, and the supreme individual, with a political, scientific, and above all existential value, emerged. Volume IV of this award-winning series chronicles this development from the tumult of
The second volume of A History of Private Life is a treasure trove of rich and colorful detail culled from an astounding variety of sources. This absorbing ""secret epic"" constructs a vivid picture of peasant and patrician life in the eleventh to fifteenth centuries.
Издател: Random House
Tony Blair is a politician who defines our times. His emergence as Labour Party leader in 1994 marked a seismic shift in British politics. Within a few short years, he had transformed his party and rallied the country behind him, becoming prime minister in 1997 with the biggest victory in Labour’s history, and bringing to an end eighteen years
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Издател: Liberty Fund, Inc.
This volume brings together the principal writings on religious toleration and freedom of expression by one of the greatest philosophers in the Anglophone tradition. It contains not only Locke's canonical "Letter Concerning Toleration" (1689), but also his early "Essay Concerning Toleration" (1667), extracts from the "Third Letter for Toleration"
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