The Flight of Icarus

Economic history in the Italian mirror

Authored by: Francesco Boldizzoni

Routledge Handbook of Global Economic History

Print publication date:  December  2015
Online publication date:  December  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138838031
eBook ISBN: 9781315734736
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Although systematic forms of economic thinking could already be found in the Renaissance states, and Italian political economy produced its classic works during the Enlightenment, the study of economic history emerged from the great transformations of the twentieth century. The reasons lie as much in the political as in the economic and intellectual spheres.

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