Monetary theorist Meir Kohn at Dartmouth has a new interest. He has written a new economic history book entitled," The Origins of Western Economic Success:Commerce, Finance, and Government in Pre-Industrial Europe."
It is not published yet. Don't sweat, you can read the whole book manuscript here.
Also, don't miss his excellent paper "Value and Exchange" which you can also find on his website. You can also read it at Cato Journal here.