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Title:
International historical statistics : Europe, 1750-1993
Author:
Mitchell, B. R. (Brian R.)
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Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
London : Macmillan Reference ; New York, N.Y. : Stockton Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xvii, 959 pages ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780333726907

9781561592333

9781561592364
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Book

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Central Library HA1107 .M5 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ
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Summary

This book, the only global, multidisciplinary source of comparative historical data available, has been updated to include statistics, through the year 1993. International Historical Statistics (IHS) is an essential tool in exploring the forces leading to current global events. IHS can help identify global and regional trends as well as provide insight into past events.


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The latest edition of a work that first appeared in 1975, the present volume focuses on the raw material of economic history, especially economic growth, bringing together much economic statistical data from a variety of official and commercially published sources. The general plan of previous editions has been followed except that climate tables have been dropped and money supply statistics added. Mitchell (a veteran economic statistician, compiler of British Historical Statistics, 1988, and other volumes in the "International Historical Statistics" series) groups data into the categories for population and vital statistics, labor force, agriculture, industry, external trade, transport and communications, finance, prices, education, and national accounts. Changes in boundaries and currency are used to point up historical comparisons. Each section opens with an introductory essay and includes a list of sources. Despite its price this edition will be sought by all libraries supporting research in European economic history. C. V. Stanley Washington & Lee University


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