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A Nation of Shopkeepers: Five Centuries of British Retailing
     

A Nation of Shopkeepers: Five Centuries of British Retailing

by John Benson (Editor)
 

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A Nation of Shopkeepers reflects some of the most exciting research on retail history and cultures of consumption. The contributors challenge existing ideas about retail development showing how, for example, large-scale retailers played a far lesser role in the development of the modern city than is generally thought, and how the success of department stores

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A Nation of Shopkeepers reflects some of the most exciting research on retail history and cultures of consumption. The contributors challenge existing ideas about retail development showing how, for example, large-scale retailers played a far lesser role in the development of the modern city than is generally thought, and how the success of department stores was determined less by ‘entrepreneurial’ spirit and more by the unforeseen consequences of legislation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860647086
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
02/08/2003
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

John Benson is Professor of History, Laura Ugolini is Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, both at the University of Wolverhampton

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