Recent publications

Barreyre_CouvLivreNicolas Barreyre, L’or et la liberté. Une histoire spatiale des Etats-Unis après la guerre de Sécession, Paris, Editions de l’EHESS, 2014 :



D’Maris Coffman, Adrian Leonard, Larry Neal (eds), Questioning Credible Commitment. Perspectives on the Rise of Financial Capitalism, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013 :

Kristy Ironside, “Rubles for Victory. The Social Dynamics of State Fundraising on the Soviet Home Front”, Kritika. Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, 15-4, 2014 :

20821319Adam Tooze, The Deluge. America, the Great War and the Remaking of Global Order, 1916-1931, Viking, 2014. Recension in The Guardian:

What can we learn from the 1953 London debt agreement?


The 1953 London debt agreement has become a critical issue in the European and international public sphere since the beginning of 2015, when Syriza came to power. But what do we really know about this agreement ? What was the context in which 50% of the German foreign debt was written down by its former creditors ? Here is a seminal piece written by sociologist Timothy Guinnane in 2006, in which he warned against the misunderstanding of the historical circumstances of the early 1950s.