Business Life and Public Policy: Essays in Honour of D. C. Coleman / Edition 1by Neil McKendrick
Pub. Date: 06/30/2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This collection of original essays is a tribute to Donald Coleman, Emeritus Professor of Economic History in the University of Cambridge, Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and formerly Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics. The essays are contributed by friends, former students and colleagues to honour him in his retirement. They range, as does Donald Coleman's work itself, from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, and reflect, in other ways, his special talents and interests. Two particular themes are reflected in the essays: the operations of businessmen and business values in history, and the factors that shaped and influenced government policies.
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Table of ContentsPreface; 1. Piscatorial politics in the early Parliaments of Elizabeth I G. R. Elton; 2. Marriage as business: opinions on the rise in aristocratic bridal portions in early modern England R. B. Outhwaite; 3. Age and accumulation in the London business community, 1665–1720 Peter Earle; 4. The use and abuse of credit in eighteenth-century England Julian Hoppit; 5. Convicts, commerce and sovereignty: the forces behind the early settlement of Australia C. H. Wilson; 6. 'Gentleman and Players' revisited: the gentlemanly ideal, the business ideal and the professional ideal in English literary culture Neil McKendrick; 7. The City, entrepreneurship and insurance: two pioneers in invisible exports - the Phoenix Fire Office and the Royal of Liverpool, 1800–90 Clive Trebilcock; 8. 'At the head of all the new professions': the engineer in Victorian society W. J. Reader; 9. Bernard Shaw, Bertolt Brecht and the businessman in literature J. M. Winter; 10. Lost opportunities: British business and businessmen during the First World War B. W. E. Alford; 11. Ideology or pragmatism? the nationalization of coal, 1916–46 Barry Supple; Bibliography of D. C. Coleman's published works; Index.
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