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Performing economic thought : English drama and mercantile writing 1600-1642
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ISBN: 0748684662 9780748684663 9780748684656 0748684654 074869711X Year: 2014 Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland : Edinburgh University Press Ltd,

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This study examines the structural similarities between English mercantile treatises and drama c1600-1642. Bradley D. Ryner analyses the representational conventions of plays and mercantile treatises written between the chartering of the English East India Company in 1600 and the closing of the public playhouses at the outset of the English Civil War in 1642. He shows that playwrights' manipulation of specific elements of theatrical representation - such as metaphor, props, dramatic character, stage space, audience interaction, and genre - exacerbated the tension between the aspects of the wor


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Reinventing liberty : nation, commerce and the historical novel from Walpole to Scott
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ISBN: 9781474402972 9781474402965 1474402976 1474402968 147442211X 9781474412896 9781474422116 1474426077 Year: 2016 Volume: *1 Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh University Press

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Sir Walter Scott is often regarded as the first historical novelist. Reinventing Liberty challenges this view by returning us to the rich range of historical fiction written in the late 18th and early 19th century. For the first time placing these works in the context of British politics and British history writing, this book redefines the historical novel, revealing a genre which seeks to manage political change through historiographical experimentation. It explores how historical novelists participated in a contentious debate concerning the nature of commercial modernity, the formulation of political progress and British national identity. Ranging across well-known writers, like William Godwin, Horace Walpole and Frances Burney, to lesser-known figures, such as Cornelia Ellis Knight and Jane Porter, Reinventing Liberty uncovers how history becomes a site to rethink Britain as 'land of liberty'. Reading Scott in relation to this tradition, Reinventing Liberty demonstrates the genre's troubled role in the construction of the myth of Britain as a nation of gradual, safe political change

Restoration drama and 'the circle of commerce': tragicomedy, politics, and trade in the seventeenth century
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ISBN: 9780521828376 0521828376 Year: 2007 Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press

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Sir Walter Scott is often regarded as the first historical novelist. Reinventing Liberty challenges this view by returning us to the rich range of historical fiction written in the late 18th and early 19th century. For the first time placing these works in the context of British politics and British history writing, this book redefines the historical novel, revealing a genre which seeks to manage political change through historiographical experimentation. It explores how historical novelists participated in a contentious debate concerning the nature of commercial modernity, the formulation of political progress and British national identity. Ranging across well-known writers, like William Godwin, Horace Walpole and Frances Burney, to lesser-known figures, such as Cornelia Ellis Knight and Jane Porter, Reinventing Liberty uncovers how history becomes a site to rethink Britain as 'land of liberty'. Reading Scott in relation to this tradition, Reinventing Liberty demonstrates the genre's troubled role in the construction of the myth of Britain as a nation of gradual, safe political change

An Anatomy of Trade in Medieval Writing : Value, Consent, and Community
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ISBN: 1501721445 9781501721441 0801444128 9780801444128 Year: 2018 Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press,

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Economics, in our modern sense of the term, was not a discipline in the Middle Ages, although the history of economic thought is often written as though it were. Lianna Farber restores the core economic concept of trade to its medieval contexts, showing that it contains three component parts: value, consent, and community. Medieval writing about trade not only relies on these elements, it presents them as unproblematic.By addressing texts in which each element of trade is discussed directly, Farber demonstrates that this straightforward picture is falsely reassuring. In fact, these ideas were deeply contested. In the end, Farber reveals, writing about trade was not descriptive but argumentative, analyzing the act in an attempt to justify it. Such texts reveal deep intellectual uncertainties about the market society they advocated. An Anatomy of Trade in Medieval Writing benefits from Farber's close reading of literary sources, among them the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer and Robert Henryson; theological sources, including the writing of Thomas Aquinas and Richard of Middleton; and legal sources such as the canon law on marriage formation. A provocative contribution to our understanding of medieval life and thought, this book implies a need to reconsider the genealogy of economics as a way of thinking about the world.

Oracles of Empire : poetry, politics, and commerce in British America, 1690-1750
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ISBN: 0226752984 9780226752983 Year: 1990 Publisher: Chicago University of Chicago Press

An anatomy of trade in medieval writing : value, consent, and community.
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ISBN: 9780801444128 0801444128 Year: 2006 Publisher: Ithaca Cornell university press

Economies of representation, 1790-2000 : colonialism and commerce
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ISBN: 0754662578 9786611207991 1281207993 0754682463 1351159224 9780827786896 1351159240 081538873X 1351159232 0367892995 9780754682462 9780754662570 100306342X Year: 2007 Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate,

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This volume documents the links among trade, colonialism, and forms of representation. Examining trade in commodities as diverse as illicit drugs, liquor, bananas, disease, tourism, adventure fiction, and modern aboriginal art, as well as cultural exchanges in politics, medicine, and literature, the contributors contest the view of trade as an equaliser of cultures, places, and peoples promoted by some modern economists, demonstrating instead the ways in which commerce has created and exacerbated differences of power.

Commerce, morality and the eighteenth-century novel
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ISBN: 0521622247 9780521622240 0521020379 9780521020374 9780511585135 Year: 1998 Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press

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British culture underwent radical change in the eighteenth century with the emergence of new literary genres and new discourses of social analysis. As novelists developed new forms of fiction, writers of economic tracts and treatises sought a new language and a conceptual framework to describe the modern commercial state. In Commerce, Morality and the Eighteenth-Century Novel, Liz Bellamy argues that the evolution of the novel in eighteenth-century Britain needs to be seen in the context of the discursive conflict between economics and more traditional systems of social analysis. In a series of fresh readings of a wide range of novels, Bellamy shows how the novel contributed to the debate over public and private virtues and had to negotiate between commercial and anti-commercial ethics. The resulting choices were crucial in determining the structure as well as the moral content of the novel.

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