Academic book spins a good yarn

Posted by hct16 at Jun 07, 2013 03:50 PM |
Former University of Leicester Economic History student wins book prize

A former Masters and PhD student in Economic History at the University of Leicester has recently won an award for his recent book describing the impact of the British textile trade in South America - including on the supply of the iconic poncho.

Dr Manuel Llorca-Jaña's (pictured) PhD research was published as “The British Textile Trade in South America in the Nineteenth Century” by Cambridge University Press in September 2012. The book has recently won the Vicens Vives Prize, 2013 for the best book on Spanish and Latin America Economic History published in the last two years (2011-2012), awarded by the Spanish Economic History Association.

It is the first work on British textile exports to South America during the nineteenth century. During this period, textiles ranked among the most important manufactures traded in the world market and Britain was the foremost producer.

The book is now available:The British Textile Trade in South America in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

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