'In many respects the history of capitalism is the history most relevant to our times. It's a huge story and is well told in this very important book.'
Lawrence H. Summers - Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University
'The two editors of The Cambridge History of Capitalism have done an excellent job in assembling an all-star group of scholars in presenting first-rate essays dealing with the development and accomplishments of capitalism and the important impacts of national and international markets for labor, capital, and goods throughout the world. These studies range in time from ancient Babylonia to today. All essays are superbly researched and highly informative in detailing the contributions of markets and of capitalism to global political and economic development.'
Stanley Engerman - University of Rochester
'This is a book we have been waiting for: an authoritative analysis of the rise and development of global capitalism, inspired by the great classical economists and written by a team of excellent experts in the field. A fine update of our knowledge about one of the big questions in the social sciences.'
Jan Luiten van Zanden - Universiteit Utrecht
'… an inestimable contribution.'
Source: Oxford Today
Review of the set:'The editors deserve praise for assembling such a diverse and distinguished group of authors while maintaining coherence and cross-referencing across chapters … the two volumes make a strong case that economic history as currently practiced is essential for an understanding of capitalism and its history.'