28 Eylül 2016 Çarşamba

ECO 227 Economic History I Fall 2016 Syllabus


Pieter Bruegel the Elder - The Peasant Wedding
Instructor: Dr. Muammer Kaymak

Office Hours: Friday 15:30-17:00 or by appointment via e-mail.

Information:

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.

Grading Policy:

There will be one mid-term examination and a book review (details will be announced later) instead of second midterm exam. Of course there will be a comprehensive final examination. 
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 

- John Tosh, The pursuit of history : aims, methods, and new directions in the study of
modern history, ch 8
-Rondo Cameron and Larry Neal, A Concise Economic History of the World From    Paleolithic Times to the Present, ch. 1
- E.H. Carr. What is History, ch. I. 

From Primitive Communities to Civilization

- Carlo M. Cipolla, Economic History of World Population.
- Chris Harman (1999) A People's History of the World, New York:Bookmarks, Part I. 
Further Readings:
- 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 and Neal, ch. 2
- Harman Part  II

Rise and Decline of Medieval Economy

- Cameron and Neal, ch.3
- Rodney Hilton, “A Crisis of Feudalism”, Past and Present, 80:3-19.
- Georges Duby, Rural Economy and Country Life in the Medieval West. Book IV.

Non-Western Economies on the Eve of Western Expansion

- Cameron and Neal, ch.4

Early Capitalism: The Age of Mercantilism

- Cameron and Neal, ch.5-6
Further Readings:
- 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.

Industrial Revolution

- Cameron and Neal, ch.7
- Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Revolution, ch 1-2-9
Further Readings:
- 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
- P. Mantoux, Industrial Revolution in the Eighteenth Century,

Important Note : The students are obliged to attend class regularly.

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