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By Chris Williams

ISBN-10: 063122579X

ISBN-13: 9780631225799

ISBN-10: 1405143096

ISBN-13: 9781405143097

A significant other to Nineteenth-Century Britain provides 33 essays through specialist students on all of the significant elements of the political, social, fiscal and cultural historical past of england throughout the past due Georgian and Victorian eras.

  • Truly British, instead of English, in scope.
  • Pays recognition to the studies of ladies in addition to of guys.
  • Illustrated with maps and charts.
  • Includes publications to extra reading.

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It also provided huge gains in income through the City of London, and capital export in this period represented future capital import through the interest which would accrue; between 1876 and 1900 income from abroad had grown by a further £80 m. The City’s expertise in international finance arguably now gave it an institutional bias towards overseas lending and diminished its flexibility in the face of industry. But there is no convincing evidence that British industry lacked capital, and some evidence that industrialists themselves were ready to invest abroad.

Russia still lay outside this network, but Western Europe had become an economic whole in a new way and, as in the twentieth century, much trade was between relatively advanced economies. Such treaties should be interpreted not simply as part of a narrow process of commercial bargaining nor as an attempt at British domination of Europe by means of an entente commerciale. Rather they contained, and derived from, a broad ideological purpose shared by diverse groups including Cobdenites in Britain and SaintSimonians in France.

S. ’, Economic History Review, 38 (1985). A. H. Imlah, Economic Elements in the Pax Britannica: Studies in British Foreign Trade in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge, MA, 1958). M. Edelstein, ‘Imperialism: cost and benefit’, in R. C. Floud and D. McCloskey, eds, The Economic History of Britain since 1700, vol. 2, 1860–1939 (Cambridge, 1994), p. 203. britain and the world economy 33 FURTHER READING Britain’s position in the nineteenth-century world economy is central to A. G. Kenwood and A. L. Lougheed, The Growth of the International Economy, 1820–2000 (1999), to K.

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