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The Culture of Capital : Property, Cities, and Knowledge in Early Modern England - Henry Turner

The Culture of Capital

Property, Cities, and Knowledge in Early Modern England

By: Henry Turner (Editor)

Paperback Published: 5th July 2002
ISBN: 9780415929257
Number Of Pages: 320

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"The Culture of Capital" brings together leading literary critics and historians to reassess one of the defining features of early modern England-the idea of "capital." The collection reevaluates the different aspects of the concept as it emerged amidst the profound economic, social, and technological changes typical of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. As the essays move from the birth of private property and the rise of cities to the appearance of the printed book and the claims of modern science, the contributors reveal the nuanced relationships among economic value and other forms of religious, cultural, political, and intellectual value, as well as the persistence of objects, activities, and concepts that resisted becoming "capital" in a modern sense. Offering exemplary models of rigorous theoretical, literary, and historical work, the volume maps the ground for a new, enriched, interdisciplinary history of early modern England.

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: The Culture of Capitalp. 1
Of Coin and Property
The Language of Property in Early Modern Europep. 17
Capital Formationsp. 27
Fictions of the Early Modern English Probate Inventoryp. 51
Plotting Early Modernityp. 85
Of Cities and Territory
London, Change and Exchangep. 129
The Metropolis and the Revolution: Commercial, Urban, and Political Culture in Early Modern Londonp. 139
Competing Ideologies of Commerce in Thomas Heywood's If You Know Not Me You Know Nobody, Part IIp. 163
The Pocket Books of Early Modern Historyp. 183
Walking Capitals: Donne's First Satyrep. 203
Of Culture and Its Currency
A New Subject for Criticismp. 223
The Print of Goodnessp. 231
Mathematics as a Social Formation Mapping the Early Modern Universalp. 255
The Value of Culture and the Disavowal of Thingsp. 275
Contributorsp. 293
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780415929257
ISBN-10: 0415929253
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 5th July 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1