Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Peter Musgrave
    Pages 1-12
  3. Peter Musgrave
    Pages 13-32
  4. Peter Musgrave
    Pages 33-58
  5. Peter Musgrave
    Pages 59-85
  6. Peter Musgrave
    Pages 86-111
  7. Peter Musgrave
    Pages 112-137
  8. Peter Musgrave
    Pages 138-161
  9. Peter Musgrave
    Pages 162-196
  10. Peter Musgrave
    Pages 197-206
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 207-236

About this book


Until recently, study of the early modern economy in Europe has tended to have heroes and villains: the former being the progressive and 'modern' economies of the Netherlands and England, and the latter being doomed, backward and Catholic Italy and Spain. This picture has now changed quite drastically, and there is far more emphasis on the general growth of the European economy during this period. The progressive removal of the neighbouring threats to European prosperity (particularly the gradual crippling of Ottoman power) created an environment which benefited all societies and not simply the traditionally emphasised 'Atlantic' economies.


England Europe growth Spain Spain

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK

About the authors

PETER MUSGRAVE is Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Leicester.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Early Modern European Economy
  • Authors Peter Musgrave
  • Series Title European History in Perspective
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-66541-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-66542-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27535-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 244
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics European History
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