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."
"Diversity of approach and of topic is the principal feature of a stimulating collection."
-Economic History Review
Series: Consumption & Culture in the 17th & 18th Centuries
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 632
Published: 5th September 1996
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 1.29
Edition Number: 1