From Rule Britannia to Pax Americana: A History of the International Economy since 1850 A (LH)

Department of History, School of History and Cultures

College of Arts and Law


Code 12304

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1

Module description

These modules introduce students to the core issues in the history of the international economy between 1850 and 1950. In particular students will focus on:

Semester I: the first part of the module focuses on Britain's position within the international economy, considering the significance of her role as a source of international capital, developments in the British Empire (both formal and informal), and the significance of fixed exchange rate systems (such as the gold standard) for the maintenance of international economic stability.