chapter  1
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The making of an economic reader: The dissemination of economics through textbooks

ByMASSIMO M . AUGELLO AND MARCO E . L . GUIDI

In no way, however, can this chapter be considered a synthesis of the chapters that follow it. Ideally, it should be read at the end, after considering the peculiar­ ities and the wealth of contributions contained in each national history. Only then will it be appreciated as a beginning of discussion about the importance of textbooks in the history of economics.