The following is a list of core foreign texts that IIST has translated and published in Arabic for the benefit of the Arab reader.
|The Wealth of Nations Volume I (1776)|
|Author: Adam Smith
Translator: Hosni Al-Zeini
|A fundamental work in classical economic, this text remains the single most prominent account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. Smith offers a reflection of the core tenets prevalent in the free-market economics that facilitated a more productive and beneficial society during the Industrial Revolution. He is interested in measuring the wealth of every nation by production capacity and the ways of distributing wealth in a given society. Central topics include regulating trade, division of labor, the free market (the invisible hand), the origins of money, commodities, etc.
The book is a historical reference and indispensable for any analysis of modern society. Translation can bring Smithís creative ideas, in light of modern economic theories and the currents of globalization, to the Arab world.
|Subject: Political Economy, Economics, History, Business Studies.|
|Keywords: Capitalism, globalization, free-market, liberal economics.|