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  1. BACKGROUND READING AND OTHER RESOURCES 13 items
    1. The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy - Pomeranz, Kenneth 2002

      Book  Seminal work which compares Asia and Europe

    2. Civilization and Capitalism 15th-18th Century: Vol 2: The Wheels of Commerce - Fernand Braudel 1982

      Book  Seminal work, great background reading for European context

    3. Chapter 1 - The Spirits of Capitalism, from: Cool Capitalism

      Chapter  A good chapter on how capitalism has been conceptualised since Marx

    4. The Cambridge History of Capitalism: Vol I: The Rise of Capitalism: From Ancient Origins to 1848 - Larry Neal, Jeffrey G. Williamson 2013

      Book  For those of you interested in capitalism in other cultures and throughout history

    5. The Cambridge History of Capitalism: Vol II: The Spread of Capitalism: From 1848 to the Present - Larry Neal, Jeffrey G. Williamson 2013

      Book  For those of you interested in capitalism in other cultures and throughout history

    6. The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism - Max Weber, Stephen Kalberg 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    7. Other resources: 3 items
      1. A Dictionary of Economics - John Black, Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth Myles 01/01/2009

        Book 

      2. Abstract of British historical statistics - B. R. Mitchell, Phyllis Deane 1962

        Book  Good for trade and population figures

  2. PART ONE 104 items
    1. COMMERCIAL CAPITALISM I: THE FIRST PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 14 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
      2. Reading for Seminar and Essay 13 items
        1. Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-Industrial Europe - Robert Brenner 1976

          Article  Seminal article on medieval world, class and capitalism

        2. A licence to trade: the history of English chartered companies - Percival Joseph Griffiths 1974

          Book  Good for chronologies

        3. The plantation machine: Atlantic capitalism in French Saint-Domingue and British Jamaica - Trevor G. Burnard, John D. Garrigus 2016 (electronic resource)

          Book  especially chapter one, ‘A Comparative History of Jamaica and Saint-Domingue’, pp.1-24, and chapter two, ‘The Plantation World’

    2. COMMERCIAL CAPITALISM II: GOLD, SILVER AND DRUGS IN THE EARLY-MODERN GLOBAL ECONOMY 13 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
      2. Reading for Seminar and Essay 12 items
        1. British in the Levant - Laidlaw, Christine 2010

          Book  especially chapters one, ‘Introduction and Background to the Levant Company’, pp.1-28, and two, ‘The Administrators’, pp.29-74

    3. INDUSTRIAL CAPITALISM I: THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION; OR NOT! 19 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
      2. Reading for Seminar and Essay 18 items
        1. Work in Progress? The Industrious Revolution - Gregory Clark and Ysbrand Van Der Werf 1998

          Article 

        2. Capitalism & slavery - Eric Eustace Williams 1994

          Book  Seminal work arguing that the slave trade and slavery financed the Industrial Revolution

        3. Chapter 1 - Europe Before Asia?, from: The Great Divergence

          Chapter  Good on thinking about various interpretations together, with a cynical eye.

        4. The industrial revolution - Pat Hudson 1992

          Book 

        5. Abstract of British historical statistics - B. R. Mitchell, Phyllis Deane 1962

          Book  Good for trade and population figures

    4. INDUSTRIAL CAPITALISM II: NETWORKING, BUT NOT AT THE GOLF CLUB 15 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
      2. Reading for Seminar and Essay 14 items
    5. IMPERIAL CAPITALISM: WAS THE SECOND BRITISH EMPIRE WORTH IT? 16 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
      2. Reading for Seminar and Essay 15 items
        1. The Imperialism of Free Trade - John Gallagher, Ronald Robinson 1953

          Article 

    6. FINANICIAL CAPITALISM: BRITAIN AND DECLINE IN THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY GLOBAL ECONOMY (14 items) 15 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
      2. Reading for Seminar and Essay 14 items
        1. The rise of financial capitalism: international capital markets in the Age of Reason - Larry Neal 1990

          Book  Good on eighteenth-century rise of financial markets and instruments

        2. Capitals of Capital: A History of International Financial Centres, 1780–2005 - Cassis, Youssef

          Book  chapter three, ‘A Globalised World, 1875-1914’, esp. pp.74-101, chapter five, ‘’Growth and Regulation, 1945-1980’, esp. pp.209-13, chapter six, ‘Globalisation and Financial Innovations, 1980-2005, esp. pp.265-68

    7. CONSUMER CAPITALISM: THE ECONOMY OF THINGS 12 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
        1. The Age of Consumer Capitalism - Paula Cerni 2007

          Document 

      2. Reading for Seminar and Essay 11 items
        1. After the gold rush: the trouble with affluence : `consumer capitalism' and the way forward - Stewart Lansley, Henley Centre for Forecasting 1994

          Book  whole book is good, but especially see chapter one ‘Out of Joint’, pp.1-11, and chapter eight ‘Consumerism: Is There a Limit?’, pp.173-94

        2. No Logo at Ten, from: No logo: no space, no choice, no jobs

          Chapter  A thoughtful introduction and a chapter on ‘cool’

  3. PART TWO 55 items
    1. BRANSON AIN’T ALL THAT: ATTITUDES TOWARDS ENTREPRENEURSHIP FROM 1700 15 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
      2. Reading for Seminar and Essay 14 items
    2. ACCOUNTING FOR HISTORY: WHY WE’RE ALL BEAN COUNTERS! 17 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
      2. Reading for Seminar and Essay 16 items
        1. The rise of the professional accountant in British management. - Matthews, Derek1Anderson, Malcolm1Edwards, John Richard1

          Article 

    3. BUBBLES AND CRISES: FROM TULIPS TO SUB PRIME 23 items
      1. Required Reading 1 item
      2. Reading for Seminar and Essay 20 items
        1. The Benefit of Crises for Economic Reforms - Allan Drazen and Vittorio Grilli 1993

          Article  Good conceptually

        2. Chapter 7 - Crises, from: 'Merely for money'?: business culture in the British Atlantic, 1750-1815

          Chapter  Has a précis of the relevant socio-economic literature and case studies on the American War of Independence, abolition of the Atlantic slave trade and Anglo-American War of 1812-14

        3. Forging capitalism: rogues, swindlers, frauds, and the rise of modern finance - Ian Klaus 2014 (electronic resource)

          Book  Good on early eighteenth century to early twentieth

        4. The Cleansing Effect of Recessions - Ricardo J. Caballero and Mohamad L. Hammour 1994

          Article  Good conceptually

        5. Bubbles and crises. - Allen, FranklinGale, Douglas 2000

          Article 

        6. Whoops!: why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay - John Lanchester 2010

          Book  Accessible on the causes of the 2008 crisis

      3. Other: 2 items
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