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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Brewer; Susan Staves
|Description:||xiv, 599 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 26 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Introduction / John Brewer and Susan Staves --
2. Resources, capacities, and ownership. The workmanship ideal and distributive justice / Ian Shapiro --
3. Lockean ideas, poverty, and the development of liberal political theory / Richard Ashcraft --
4. The "misteries" of property. Relationality, rural-industrialization, and community in Chartist narratives of political rights / Margaret R. Somers --
5. Paradoxical property / Robert W. Gordon --
6. Land law, citizenship, and the invention of "Englishness." The strange world of the equity of redemption / David Sugarman and Ronnie Warrington --
7. Property, commerce, and the common law. Attitudes to legal change in the eighteenth century / David Lieberman --
8. Of women and the land. Legitimizing husbandry / Carol Blum --
9. Women and property in ancien regime France. Theory and practice in Dauphine and Paris / Barbara B. Diefendorf.
|Series Title:||Consumption and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries.|
|Responsibility:||edited by John Brewer and Susan Staves.|
These crucial debates now have renewed urgency and relevance as in the United States and western Europe state constraints on private ownership are being newly challenged from the political right, and as eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union move toward market economies. Early Modern Conceptions of Property concentrates these issues in an exciting international collection.