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Assembling contributions from best thinkers within the box, this better half bargains a complete and complex exploration of the historical past of monetary suggestion. the amount has a threefold concentration: the background of monetary suggestion, the heritage of economics as a self-discipline, and the historiography of monetary thought.• presents refined introductions to an unlimited array of topics.• makes a speciality of a different diversity of themes, together with the heritage of financial concept, the heritage of the self-discipline of economics, and the historiography of financial idea.

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De-emphasizing the first cause, Schumpeter writes that: “The reader will observe that I do not assign to the recovery of Aristotle’s writings the role of chief cause of the 13th century developments” (Schumpeter, p. 88). Adherence to the Schumpeterian Great Gap thesis has by no means been restricted to Schumpeter’s 1954 book. As several writers – Mirakhor, Essid, Ghazanfaar, Islahi, and Hosseini – have demonstrated, the thesis, which ignores the contributions of medieval Muslim scholars, has been “deeply entrenched” (at least until recently) as part of the accepted tradition among historians of economic thought.

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