Professor John Munro passed away on December 23, 2013. This site is maintained and kept online as an archive. For more infomation please visit the Centre for Medieval Studies
Prof. John H. Munro
Department of Economics
University of Toronto
Updated: 3 January 2013:
These bibliographies are in the short-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 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 format (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 available in MS Word',
for that version; but do so only in the html version of this document
(since the pdf version will not give you that access). There are no statistical tables or any other appendices
in the short-format of these bibliographies. Usually presented in just two or three pages, they contain the
most important readings and some key questions to be considered.
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.
FIRST SEMESTER: September - December 2012
SECOND SEMESTER: January - April 2013
Bibliographies updated on 2 - 3 January 2012