An economic history of the world since 1400 / Professor Donald J. Harreld.
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2016.
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Read by Donald J. Harreld.
This Lecture: How is economic history different from a history of economics? What are the primary concerns of today's economic historians? What are some watershed economic moments of the last 500 years? Why does modern economic history "begin" around 1400? Find out in this introductory lecture to the remarkable journey ahead. The Course: Economics created our world. As the process through which societies provide for their citizens, it has driven everything from trade and politics to warfare and diplomacy. There's not a single aspect of history that has not been influenced by economics. Discover a riveting, centuries-long story of power, glory, and ideology that reveals how economic ideas emerged, evolved, and thrived or died. All Lectures: 1. Self-Interest, Human Survival, and History 2. Marco Polo, China, and Silk Road Trade 3. Manorial Society in Medieval Europe 4. How Black Death Reshaped Town and Field 5. Late-14th-Century Guilds and Monopolies 6. European Discovery Routes: East and West 7. 1571: Spain, Portugal Encircle the Globe 8. Old World Bourses and Market Information 9. The Europeans' Plantation Labor Problem 10. Adam Smith, Mercantilism, State Building 11. British and Dutch Joint-Stock Companies 12. Europe, the Printing Press, and Science 13. The Industrious Revolution: Demand Grows 14. Why Didn't China Industrialize Earlier? 15. 18th-Century Agriculture and Production 16. Industrial Revolution: The Textile Trade 17. British Coal, Coke, and a New Age of Iron 18. Power: From Peat Bogs to Steam Engines 19. A Second Industrial Revolution after 1850 20. Family Labor Evolves into Factory Work 21. Cornelius Vanderbilt and the Modern Firm 22. 19th-Century Farm Technology, Land Reform 23. Speeding Up: Canals, Steamships, Railroads 24. European Urbanization and Emigration 25. Unions, Strikes, and the Haymarket Affair 26. Banks, Central Banks, and Modern States 27. Understanding Uneven Economic Development 28. Adam Smith's Argument for Free Trade 29. Middle-Class Catalogs and Mass Consumption 30. Imperialism: Land Grabs and Morality Plays 31. World War I: Industrial Powers Collide 32. Russia's Marxist-Leninist Experiment 33. The Trouble with the Gold Standard 34. Tariffs, Cartels, and John Maynard Keynes 35. Japanese Expansionism: Manchurian Incident 36. U.S. Aid and a Postwar Economic Miracle 37. Colonialism and the Independence Movement 38. Japan, the Transistor, and Asia's Tigers 39. The Welfare State: From Bismarck to Obama 40. The End of American Exceptionalism? 41. Middle East: From Pawn to Power Broker 42. Germany, the European Union, and the Euro 43. Free Trade: Global versus Regional Blocs 44. Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and the Soviet Decline 45. Half the World Left behind in Poverty 46. China, India: Two Paths to Wealth Extremes 47. The Information Economy: Telegraph to Tech 48. Leverage with Globalization in Its Grip
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