Adam Smith and his views in the history of economics


  • Ahmed Abdulridha Rahman Saleh Babylon Education Directorate



The European Renaissance, Adam Smith, David Hume, England


The research touched on the most prominent thinkers of the Enlightenment era in the field of history, as the thinker had an important role in the history of economics, as he worked on the history of the past and then looked at the Greek and Roman civilizations and gradually in times about the history of economics, as he wanted to refine and discard things that harm society in the economy and try to find windows New economics, including the freedom of the economy as well as getting rid of the phenomenon of slavery, as the thinker had a role in the Renaissance in the field of economic history, as he benefited from his ideas of the French Revolution to advance and for the people to have a role in expressing an opinion in governance and getting rid of the royal era and the removal of Louis XVI from France. Britain also benefited from his experiences in the field of trade and economy because he had experience in the history of the economy and found the positive and negative aspects according to his knowledge and knowledge of the past of Europe. He also visited France and Geneva, which increased his knowledge about Europe, and emphasized the exchange of experiences and ideas among nations, and that his ideas had paved the way For the Industrial Revolution in Europe because he emphasized industry and made it one of the state’s resources beside agriculture and supported it, because he emphasized economic liberation but according to laws and regulations he emphasized in his writing (The Wealth of Nation), he also stressed the rejection of the feudal system, and encouraged society to diversify in business.


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How to Cite

Saleh, Ahmed. “Adam Smith and His Views in the History of Economics”. Kufa Journal of Arts, vol. 1, no. 53, Oct. 2023, pp. 351-86, doi:10.36317/kaj/2022/v1.i53.13516.

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