Early Modern Conceptions of Property

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John Brewer, Susan Staves
Psychology Press, 1996 - 599 pàgines
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 challenge to conventional interpretationsEarly Modern Conceptions of Property draws together distinguished academics from a variety of disciplines, including law, economics, politics, art history, social history and literature, in order to consider fundamental issues of property in the early modern period. Presenting diverse original historical and literary case studies in a sophisticated theoretical framework, it offers a challenge to conventional interpretations.
 

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Introduction
1
Resources capacities and ownership The workmanship ideal
21
Lockean ideas poverty and the development of liberal political theory
43
The misteries of property Relationality ruralindustrialization
62
Robert W Gordon
95
Land law citizenship and the invention of Englishness The strange
111
in the eighteenth century
144
Of women and the land Legitimizing husbandry
161
Laura J Rosenthal
323
Epistolary property Michel de Servan and the plight of letters on
339
The bank the press and the return of Nature On currency credit
365
Literary capital Grays Elegy Anna Laetitia Barbauld
389
Possessing Mother Nature Genetic capital in eighteenthcentury Britain
413
Monopoly economic thought and the Royal African Company
427
Delivering the goods Patriotism property and the midwife mission
467
Property in office under the ancien régime The case of the stockbrokers
481

Women and property in ancien régime France Theory and practice
170
Resentment or resignation? Dividing the spoils among daughters
194
Property and politeness in the early eighteenthcentury Whig moralists
221
ReWrighting Shaftesbury The Air Pump and the limits of commercial
234
Property politics and personality in Rousseau
254
Noblesse oblige Female charity in an age of sentiment
275
Defending conduct and property The London press and the luxury debate
301
Property and propriety Land tenure and slave property in the creation
497
Parliament and property rights in the late eighteenthcentury
530
Coerced indigenous labor and free mestizo peasantry
545
The concept of white slavery in the English Caribbean during
572
INDEX
585
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