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Consumption and the country house

Consumption and the country house

Author: Jon Stobart; Mark Rothery
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Focussing on three families and drawing on detailed analysis of account books, receipted bills, household inventories, diaries and correspondence, Consumption and the Country House charts the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Stobart, Jon, 1966.
Consumption and the country house.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
1 online resource
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Stobart; Mark Rothery
ISBN: 9780198726265 0198726260
OCLC Number: 1001553438
Awards: Winner of Runner up of the 2018 Prize for Best Book in Social History, awarded by the Social History Society.
Description: x, 304 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction1: Anatomy of elite spending: fashion, luxury, and splendour2: Constructing the country house: habitus, performance, and assemblages of goods3: Practicalities, utility, and the everydayness of consumption4: Gentlemen's things: the masculine world of goods and consumption as self fashioning5: Gentlewomen's things: women and country house consumption6: Consumption and the household: family, friends, and servants7: Supplying the country house: craftsmen and retailers8: Geographies of consumption: hierarchies, localities, and shoppingConclusionsAppendix: family treesBibliography
Responsibility: Jon Stobart and Mark Rothery.


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With keen historiographic insights and a wealth of interesting detail, the authors of this book have produced an insightful account of consumption and class in eighteenth-century England ... the Read more...

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