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Professor Peter Mathias

CBE, FBA, DLitt
Emeritus Fellow since 1987
Professor Peter Mathias

Background

  • Master, Downing College, Cambridge (from 1987 to 1995)
  • Chichele Professor of Economic History and Fellow, All Souls College (from 1969 to 1987)
  • Assistant Lecturer then Lecturer Faculty of History and Director of Studies in History and Fellow, Queens' College, Cambridge (from 1955 to 1968)
  • Research Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge (from 1952 to 1955)

Research interests

  • Economic history

Publications

  • Why the West Won? (Naples, 2010).
  • Convivere con i vicini (Rome: Luisse, 2008).
  • L'idea di Europa (Naples: La Scuola Di Pitagora, 2009).
  • (ed.), History of Mankind, vol. VI (Paris: UNESCO, 2008).
  • Cinque Lezioni di teoria e storia dello sviluppo economico (Naples, 2009).
  • L'Economia Britannica dal 1815 al 1914 (Milan: Einaudi, 1994).
  • The Transformation of England (London: Methuen, 1979).
  • The First Industrial Nation (London: Methuen, 1967; 1983).
  • Retailing Revolution - a History of Multiple Retailing in the Food Trades (London: Longman, 1967).
  • Engish Trade Tokens (London: Abelard Schuman, 1962).
  • The Brewing Industry in England 1700-1830 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1959).

Other professional memberships and roles

  • Trustee and Member Council, GB Saskawa Foundation (Chairman, 1997-2005; President, 2006-) (1994-)
  • International Institute of Economic History Francesco Datini, Prato (Member, Executive Committee, 1972-99; Comitato d'Honore, 1999-)
  • Member, Academia Europaea (1989)
  • Honorary President, International Economic History Association (1978-)

Research awards and grants

  • Order of the Rising Sun with Gold Rays (from 2003)