Paperback. Pub date: 2002 Pages: 384 Publisher: Penguin A very clear Reliable and readable ... more
history of economic thought from the ancient world to the present day From Homer to Marx to John Stuart Mill. Backhouse shows how to keep your Keynsians from your post-Keynsians and New Keynsians. This is a core book.Contents: Part 1 The ancient world: Homer and Hesiod; estate management - Xenophon's Oikonomikos; Plato's ideal state; Aristotle on justice and exchange; Aristotle and the acquisition of wealth ; Rome; conclusions.Part 2 The Middle Ages: the decline of Rome; Judaism; early Christianity; Islam; from Charles Martel to the Black Death; the 12th-century Renaissance and economics in the universities; Nicole Oresme and the theory of money; conclusions.Part 3 The emergence of the modern world view - the 16th century: the Renaissance and the emergence of modern science; the Reform...
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A very clear, reliable and readable history of economic thought from the ancient world to the present day. From Homer to Marx to John Stuart Mill, Backhouse shows how to keep your Keynsians from your post-Keynsians and New Keynsians.