Instructor: Dr. Muammer Kaymak
Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00-12:00 or by appointment
The objective of this course is to give the student the basic knowledge and debates about economic history. To achieve this aim the active participation of students is necessary. Students are obliged to read all text given by instructor and expected to participate discussions in class.
There will be one mid-term examination and a book chapter or article review instead of second midterm exam. Of course there will be a comprehensive final examination (the dates of the exams are to be announced in due course). Midterm exam and the review will account for 25% each and final exam 50% of the final grade. You are also required to get at least 50 out of 100 in the final exam, no matter what your grades were in the two midterms.
Temporary Course Outline: (course plan and readings may change during the course)
On History and Economic History
- E.H. Carr. What is History
- Rondo Cameron and Larry Neal, A Concise Economic History of the World From Paleolithic Times to the Present, ch. 1
From Primitive Communities to Civilization
- John Desmond Bernal (1971a) Science in History, Vol I. Part I.
- Gordon Childe, What Happened in History
- Gordon Childe, Man Makes Himself
- Carlo M. Cipolla, Economic History of World Population
Ancient Economy and Society
- Cameron&Neal, ch. 2
Rise and Decline of Medieval Economy
- Cameron&Neal, ch.3
- Georges Duby, Rural Economy and Country Life in the Medieval West. Book IV.
- Rodney Hilton, “A Crisis of Feudalism”, Past and Present, 80:3-19.
Non-Western Economies on the Eve of Western Expansion
- Cameron&Neal, ch.4
Early Capitalism: The Age of Mercantilism
- Cameron&Neal, ch.5-6
- Christopher Hill, Reformation to Industrial Revolution.
- E. Lipson, The Economic History of England: Vol.II The Age of Mercantilism.
- Eric Hobsbawm, The Seventeenth Century in the Development of Capitalism, Science & Society, Vol. 24, No. 2, Spring, 1960.
- Boris Porshnev “The Bourgeoisie and Feudal Absolutism in Seventeenth-Century France”, in France in Crisis, 1620-1675. pp 103-135.
- Eric J. Hobsbawm, Industry and Empire, ch 2-3
- Paul Mantoux, The Industrial Revolution in the Eighteenth Century: An Outline of the Beginnings of the Modern Factory System in England.- T.S. Ashton, The Industrial Revolution 1760-1830
- Cameron&Neal, ch.7
- P. Mantoux, Industrial Revolution in the Eighteenth Century,
Important Note : The students are obliged to attend class regularly.