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Early Modern Conceptions of Property draws together distinguished academics from a variety of disciplines, including law, economics, politics, art history, social history and literature, in order to consider fundamental issues of property in the early modern period. Presenting diverse original historical and literary case studies in a sophisticated theoretical framework, it offers a challenge to conventional interpretations.
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Overview

Early Modern Conceptions of Property draws together distinguished academics from a variety of disciplines, including law, economics, politics, art history, social history and literature, in order to consider fundamental issues of property in the early modern period. Presenting diverse original historical and literary case studies in a sophisticated theoretical framework, it offers a challenge to conventional interpretations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136190858
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/14/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 632
  • File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Plates
Preface
Notes on Contributors
1 Introduction 1
2 Resources, capacities, and ownership. The workmanship ideal and distributive justice 21
3 Lockean ideas, poverty, and the development of liberal political theory 43
4 The "misteries" of property. Relationality, rural-industrialization, and community in Chartist narratives of political rights 62
5 Paradoxical property 95
6 Land law, citizenship, and the invention of "Englishness." The strange world of the equity of redemption 111
7 Property, commerce, and the common law. Attitudes to legal change in the eighteenth century 144
8 Of women and the land. Legitimizing husbandry 161
9 Women and property in ancien regime France. Theory and practice in Dauphine and Paris 170
10 Resentment or resignation? Dividing the spoils among daughters and younger sons 194
11 Property and politeness in the early eighteenth-century Whig moralists. The case of the Spectator 221
12 ReWrighting Shaftesbury. The Air Pump and the limits of commercial humanism 234
13 Property, politics, and personality in Rousseau 254
14 Noblesse oblige. Female charity in an age of sentiment 275
15 Defending conduct and property. The London press and the luxury debate 301
16 (Re)Writing Lear. Literary property and dramatic authorship 323
17 Epistolary property. Michel de Servan and the plight of letters on the eve of the French Revolution 339
18 The bank, the press and the "return of Nature." On currency, credit, and literary property in the 1690s 365
19 Literary capital. Gray's "Elegy," Anna Laetitia Barbauld, and the vernacular canon 389
20 Possessing Mother Nature. Genetic capital in eighteenth-century Britain 413
21 Monopoly, economic thought, and the Royal African Company 427
22 Delivering the goods. Patriotism, property, and the midwife mission of Mme de Coudray 467
23 Property in office under the ancien regime. The case of the stockbrokers 481
24 Property and propriety. Land tenure and slave property in the creation of a British West Indian plantocracy, 1612-1740 497
25 Parliament and property rights in the late eighteenth-century British Empire 530
26 Coerced indigenous labor and free mestizo peasantry. A property-rights, rent-seeking view of colonial Paraguay 545
27 The concept of "white slavery" in the English Caribbean during the early seventeenth century 572
Index 585
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