The Political Economy of Empire in the Early Modern World

  • Sophus A. Reinert
  • Pernille Røge

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: The Political Economy of Empire

    1. Sophus A. Reinert, Pernille Røge
      Pages 1-7
  3. Theorising the Early Modern Empire

  4. Imperial Experiences

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-241

About this book


This collection of essays draws on fresh readings of classic texts as well as rigorous research in the archives of Europe's greatest imperial power. Its contributors paint a powerful picture of the nature and implementation of political economy in the long eighteenth century, from the East to the West Indies.


Adam Smith Britain crisis East India Company economic development eighteenth century empire Europe France peace political economy reform slaves trade

Editors and affiliations

  • Sophus A. Reinert
    • 1
  • Pernille Røge
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard Business SchoolUSA
  2. 2.University of PittsburghUSA

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