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Early modern conceptions of property

Author: John Brewer; Susan Staves
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, ©1996.
Series: Consumption and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing together papers from a variety of disciplines, including law, economics, politics and art history, this book considers fundamental issues of property in the early modern period. It offers a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Brewer; Susan Staves
ISBN: 041515314X 9780415153140
OCLC Number: 37000283
Description: xiv, 599 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Property and political theory. Resources, capacities, and ownership. The workmanship ideal and distributive justice / Ian Shapiro --
Lockean ideas, poverty, and the development of liberal political theory / Richard Ashcraft --
The "misteries" of property. Relationality, rural-industrialization, and community in chartist narratives of political rights / Margaret R. Somers. pt. 2. Property and legal ideology. Paradoxical property / Robert W. Gordon --
Land law, citizenship, and the invention of "Englishness." The strange world of the equity of redemption / David Sugarman and Ronnie Warrington --
Property, commerce, and the common law. Attitudes to legal change in the eighteenth century / David Lieberman. pt. 3. Property and the family. Of women and the land. Legitimizing husbandry / Carol Blum --
Women and property in ancien regime France. Theory and practice in Dauphine and Paris / Darbara B. Diefendorf --
Resentment or resignation? Dividing the spoils among daughters and younger sons / Susan Staves. pt. 4. Property and the construction of a self. Property and politeness in the early eighteenth-century Whig moralists. The case of the spectator / Lawrence E. Klein. (cont)Rewrighting Shaftesbury. The air pump and the limits of commercial humanism / David Solkin --
Property, politics, and personality in Rousseau / Patrick Coleman --
Noblesse oblige. Female charity in an age of sentiment / Donna T. Andrew --
Defending conduct and property. The London press and the luxury debate / James Raven. pt. 5. Literary property. Writing lear. Literary property and dramatic authorship / Laura J. Rosenthal --
Epistolary property. Michel de Servan and the plight of letters on the eve of the French Revolution / Dena Goodman --
The bank, the press and the "return of nature." On currency, credit, and literary property in the 1690's / J.S. Peters --
Literary capital. Gray's "Elegy," Anna Laetitia Barbauld, and the vernacular canon / John Guillory. pt. 6. Reification: the invention and institution of special forms of property. Possessing mother nature. Genetic capital in eighteenth-century Britain / Harriet Ritvo. (cont) Parliament and property rights in the late eighteenth-century British Empire / P.J. Marshall --
Coerced indigenous labor and free mestizo peasantry. A property-rights, rent-seeking view of colonial Paraguay / Mario Pastore --
The concept of "white slavery" in the English Caribbean during the early seventeenth century / Hilary Beckles.
Series Title: Consumption and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Responsibility: edited by John Brewer and Susan Staves.

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