Economic Thought Before Adam Smith
An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, Volume I
The late Murray N. Rothbard, formerly S.J. Hall Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, US
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This is the first extensive treatment from a modern Austrian perspective of the history of economic thought up to Adam Smith and as such takes into account the profound influence of religious, social and political thought upon economics.
Contents: Introduction 1. The first philosopher-economists: the Greeks 2. The Christian Middle Ages 3. From Middle Ages to Renaissance 4. The Late Spanish scholastics 5. Protestants and Catholics 6. Absolutist thought in Italy and France 7. Mercantilism: Serving the absolutist State 8. French Mercantilistic Thought in the Seventeenth Century 9. The Liberal Reaction Against Mercantilism in Seventeenth Century France 10. Mercantilism and Freedom in England from the Tudors to the Civil War 11. Mercantilism and Freedom in England from the Civil War to 1750 12. The Founding Father of Modern Economics: Richard Cantillon 13. Physiocracy in mid-Eighteenth Century France 14. The Brilliance of Turgot 15. The Scottish Enlightenment 16. The Celebrated Adam Smith 17. The Spread of the Smithian Movement Bibliographical Essay