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2019/2020

Introduction to European Economic History

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
BIE-EHD Z,ZK 3 2P+1C
Lecturer:
Tomáš Evan (guarantor)
Tutor:
Tomáš Evan (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Software Engineering
Synopsis:

The course introduces a selection of themes from the European economic history. It gives the student basic knowledge about forming of the global economy through the description of the key periods in history. As European countries have been dominant actors in this process it focuses predominantly on their roles in the economic history. From large economic area of Roman Empire to fragmentation of the Middle Ages, from destruction of WWII to the current affairs, the development of modern financial institutions is deciphered. The course does not cover detailed economic history of particular European countries but rather the impact of trade and role of particular events, institutions and organizations in history. Class meetings will consist of a mixture of lecture and discussion.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction to the course, its administration and assignments, World before global economy - local and regional markets and specialization

2. The origins of capitalist society

3. From European Mercantilism to Liberalism

4. European Colonization in Early Modern Period

5. Agricultural and Industrial Revolution in Europe

6. The Origins of the Global Economy ? World after Napoleonic Wars and Pax Britannica

7. Globalization, its Origins and the First Wave

8. World War I and the End of the First Wave of Globalization

9. Rebuilding the World Economy ? World Economy before and After World War II the Origin of World Financial Institutions ? Bretton-Woods System (WBI, GATT)

10. Pax Americana ? Second Wave of Globalization, Decolonization and the Third World Economies

11. European Economic Renaissance and Integration in 1950s and 1960s, World before and after Oil Crises of 1973 and 1979 ? the end of Golden Standard

12. Eastern Bloc countries before and after fall of communism, The end of history, or is it not? Review

13. Presentations, Test

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

The course introduces a selection of themes from the European economic history. It gives the student basic knowledge about forming of the global economy through the description of the key periods in history. As European countries have been dominant actors in this process it focuses predominantly on their roles in the economic history. From large economic area of Roman Empire to fragmentation of the Middle Ages, from destruction of WWII to the current affairs, the development of modern financial institutions is deciphered. The course does not cover detailed economic history of particular European countries but rather the impact of trade and role of particular events, institutions and organizations in history. Class meetings will consist of a mixture of lecture and discussion.

Study materials:

Evan, T., Chapters of European Economic History, Praha 2014.

Readings available for every week.

Maps, videos and other resources.

Note:
Further information:
https://moodle-vyuka.cvut.cz/course/view.php?id=2262
Time-table for winter semester 2019/2020:
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Time-table for summer semester 2019/2020:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-10-18
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet4730006.html