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Early Modern Conceptions of Property : Consumption & Culture in the 17th & 18th Centuries - John Brewer

Early Modern Conceptions of Property

Consumption & Culture in the 17th & 18th Centuries

By: John Brewer (Editor), Susan Staves (Editor)

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Published: 5th September 1996
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Early Modern Conceptions of Propertydraws together a distinguished group of scholars from an array of disciplines, including law, economics, politics, art history, social history and literature, to consider fundamental issues of property in the early modern period. Presenting diverse, original historical and literary case studies in a sophisticated theoretical framework, the contributors offer a challenge to conventional domestically focused and land-based interpretations, examining such intangibles as "intellectual property" and "genetic property," terms whose roots date back to the early modern period. Contributors include: Donna Andrew, Richard Ashcraft, David D. Bien, Carol Blum, Patrick Coleman, Michael Craton, Tim Keirn, Lawrence E. Klein, David Lieberman, Mario H. Pastore, J. S. Peters, Harriet Ritvo, Laura Rosenthal, Ian Shapiro, Margaret R. Somers.

..."this is a wide ranging and fascinating set of essays, tied together by a skillful introductory essay by the editors. It will be widely read." -"The American Journal of Legal History "This is a wonderful book." -Financial Times "Diversity of approach and of topic is the principal feature of a stimulating collection." -Economic History Review

Introduction
Property and Political Theory
Property and Legal Ideology
Property and the Family
Property and the Construction of a Self Literary
Property Reification: The Invention and Institution of Special Forms of Property
The Property of Empire
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ISBN: 9780415153140
ISBN-10: 041515314X
Series: Consumption & Culture in the 17th & 18th Centuries
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 632
Published: 5th September 1996
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.29
Edition Number: 1