Sunday, July 14, 2013

Classic Economic Texts Online

The Making of the Modern World offers access to the theories, practices, and consequences of economic and business activity in the West from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century. The collection presents more than 61,000 monographs from the period 1450-1850,and 466 pre-1906 serials. It focuses on economics interpreted in the widest sense, including political science, history, sociology, and special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing.

The collection contains books from the personal libraries of such personages as Adam Smith, Lord Sheffield, David Ricardo, John Locke, Jeremy Bentham, William Wilberforce, Robert Owen, Sir Robert Peel, William Wordsworth and Karl Marx. The Making of the Modern World contains valuable first editions as well as many texts in French, German and other languages.

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