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Professor John H. Munro
Department of Economics
University of Toronto
150 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G7

BIBLIOGRAPHIES FOR ECO 303Y1: 'A'-LIST TOPICS for 2012 - 2013: Long Format

Topics in the Economic History of Modern Europe, to 1914

Updated: 4 January 2013

These bibliographies are in the long-format only. Please see the general notes about bibliographies for undergraduate economic history courses.

The following topics are on the 'A'-list for 2012- 2013 and some of them will be transferred to the 'B'-list for the following year (if this course is given again), when most of this year's 'B'-list topics will, conversely, become 'A'-list topics. Each year a different set of 10 topics, 5 topics for each of the two terms, is chosen from the Master List of essay topics, though with some occasional duplications, of the most important topics.

The following topics are numbered in the sequence 1 - 10; but the term 'Topic no.' following each of these numbers refers to the Topic Number in the Master List of Essay/Tutorial Topics for Eco. 303Y1 . You should refer to this Master List for a more detailed discussion of the debates about and thus the significance of each of these major topics, in European economic history.

The bibliographies are presented in both PDF (default) and in MS Word. To retrieve them, click on the blue-highlighted topic number for the pdf version, and on the highlighted words 'Also in MS Word', for that version. You are best advised to use the pdf format, which is much clearer, with a much better lay out of text; and indeed the statistical appendices can generally be read only in this format (i.e., the html format often does not provide the columns and rows of the original text). In this long-format, the topic bibliographies are as complete as possible, with the readings listed chronologically in order of publication, grouped by subtopics; and each contains a long list of questions to be considered in reading these materials and in writing your essays.

Note: Only the first-term topics have been updated; and the second term topics will not be updated until late December 2012. In the meantime, I have posted the previous versions of these bibliographies (whose numbers may no longer agree with those on the Master List -- but they will be changed when the bibliographies are next updated).

FIRST SEMESTER: September to December 2012:

SECOND SEMESTER: January to April 2013:

reading lists updated on 2-3 January 2013