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w3-4: Pre-industrial economy /2547

Lecture handout w3

Lecture handout w4

Primary reading

Allen, RC (2009), The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective, Cambridge: CUP [chapter 1]

A’Hearn, B (2014), The British industrial revolution in a European mirror,  in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 1 1700-1870, Cambridge: CUP (pp1-52)

Berg, M (1994), The Age of Manufactures 1700-1820 (2nd ed), London: Routledge [chapter 1]

Chang, Ha-Joon (2014), Economics: The User’s Guide, London: Pelican books [chapter 2]


Chapman, SD (1990), Industrialization and Production: A Bibliographic Survey, Material Culture Review,  Volume 31, Spring

Davies, K (2011), Woolly thinking: part 2,, Nov 16th

De Vries, J (1994), The Industrial Revolution and the Industrious Revolution, Journal of Economic History, v54 No 2, pp249-270

Harte, NB (1997), The New Draperies in the Low Countries and England, 1300-1800, Oxford: OUP

Hodgson, GM (2017), 1688 and All That: Property Rights, the Glorious Revolution and the Rise of British Capitalism, Journal of Institutional Economics, v13, i1, pp79–107

Mason, P (2015), The end of capitalism has begun, The Guardian, July 17th

Mathias, P (1979), The transformation of England: Essays in the Economic and
Social History of England in the Eighteenth Century, Abingdon: Routledge [pdf of chapter 1 available]

Mishra, P (2014), The western model is broken, The Guardian, Oct 14th

Nicolson, A (2012), Britain’s original information revolution, The Telegraph, Mar 9th

Misha Glenny Radio 4 series – The invention of… Germany, Italy – all episodes available on demand

Wikipedia entries on Thomas Newcomen and Johannes Gutenberg