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The social life of money in the English past

Author: Deborah M Valenze
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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A study of how people understood and used money from 1630 to 1800 in England. Deborah Valenze shows how money became involved in relations between people in ways that moved beyond what we understand  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah M Valenze
ISBN: 9780521852425 0521852420 9780521617802 0521617804
OCLC Number: 1170399310
Description: xv, 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction: the social life of money, c.1640-1770; Part I. The Relationship Between Money and Persons: 1. Coins of the realm: the development of a demotic sense of money; 2. The phantasm of money: the animation of exchange media in England, c.1600-1770; Part II. Mutable Meanings of Money, ca.1640-1730: 3. Circulating mammon: attributes of money in early modern English culture; 4. Refuge from money's mischief: John Bellers and the Clerkenwell Workhouse; 5. Quarrels over money: The determination of an acquisitive self in the early eighteenth century; Part III. Regulating People Through Money: 6. The measure of money: equivalents of personal value in English law; 7. The price of people: rethinking money and power in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; 8. Money makes masteries: the triumph of the monetary self in the long eighteenth century.
Responsibility: Deborah Valenze.


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'Deborah Valenze's extraordinarily original The Social Life of Money in the English Past removes the history of money from the economists and inserts it into the lives of people who cannot quite Read more...

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