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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Ros Ballaster Duke University Press 2010 R The Economics of Ethical Conversation: The Commerce of the Letter in Eliza Haywood and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Ros Ballaster University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 62–87.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Frans DeBruyn The College of William & Mary 2000 62 Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid and the Speculative Bubble of 1720: A Bibliographical Enigma and an Economic Force The South Sea Bubble of 1719–20, the first truly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 43–58.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Political Justice (1793, 1796, 1798), was conceived as a direct answer to Burke and that it was generally considered the best of the many ripostes Burke's conservative manifesto attracted. While Godwin's antipathy to all government is common knowledge, much less attention has been paid to his economic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 68–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Nicholas Hudson This essay challenges the paradigm that depicts Whigs as progressive champions of free-market economics doing battle against the land-based and regressive economic policies of the Tories. Particularly in the period after the Glorious Revolution, Tory economic writers such as Charles...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 71–73.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Ted Underwood Margaret Schabas. The Natural Origins of Economics (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, 2005). Pp. 231. $40. ISBN 0-226-73569-9 Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay The Denaturalization of Economic Thought...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 78–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
... 8 Ephemeral Spenser: Stothard s Vignette Series of The Faerie Queene for The Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas Sandro Jung Shanghai University of Finance and Economics The physical format of the bound codex, including the interlocking ensem- ble of its boards, endpapers, and interconnected gatherings...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2020
... University Press 1 Literary Ephemera: Understanding the Media of Literacy and Culture Formation Sandro Jung Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Literary historians of the long eighteenth century have rarely considered nonbook publications in their efforts to construct narratives of canons...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 85–103.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Ann Campbell This essay argues that Frances Burney in Cecilia; or Memoirs of an Heiress (1782) critiques political debates and literary conventions focused on clandestine marriage. Through two plots of this novel, one economic and one focused on courtship, Burney interprets clandestine marriage...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 58–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to precise amounts of money, focus on characters’ financial situation in their introductions, and extensive economic metaphors, the novel drives home the point that capitalist economic structures determine all other social and affective structures, including sex. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 51–68.
Published: 01 September 2021
... narratives to consider how both events employed the same technique for very different aims. The call to renounce sugar in both cases used economic pressure to create political change. An exploration of these movements for abstinence will provide a better understanding of how they critiqued consumption...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 122–138.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Germano Maifreda This article examines the economic policies limiting foreign ownership (and, consequently, immigration) in the course of the Ancien Régime, through the case study of Milan. This state was placed in a border situation between the Italian peninsula and Europe, and, therefore...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 January 2015
...). Like ethnic jokes in general, these Irish jokes sought to stereotype and ridicule the population that they depicted, in this case, the London-Irish. But, as this essay illustrates, these comic representations can also serve as a rich source of information on the cultural, social, and economic life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 3–24.
Published: 01 April 2005
... Irish poverty and Jonathan Swift’s devastating parody of those writings in A Modest Proposal (1729).1 Swift imitated the style and methods of argument of early pam- phleteers in order to hold up to public view their implicit values — mostly economic effi ciency — and their blithe ability...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., philosophy, art history, politics, and economics. Building on this foundation, the David Nichol Smith Seminar brings together researchers from all of these fields to exchange ideas and further our understanding of the Enlightenment as a period defined by interdisciplinary thought. By name...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 132–137.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., literature and aesthetic the- ory, economic theory and commerce, domestic and public life—The Secret His- tory of Domesticity addresses the issues that define Restoration and eighteenth- century studies. It is synthetic and innovative, picking up familiar concepts and topics—such as the bourgeois...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 101–108.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and A Modest Proposal, however, they have led a rather shadowy existence, having primarily played a supporting role in surveys of Irish economic thought in the eighteenth century or in discussions of Swift s political views. Since most of them have 1 0 2 Eighteenth-Century Life never previously been edited...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of aristocratic libertinism, Fielding asserted that the majority of harlots were laboring-class women, driven into whore- dom by economic need.2 Though Fielding’s Plan differed both in its analy- sis of the cause and cure of prostitution, his reconceptualization of the prostitution narrative through...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 97–105.
Published: 01 January 2009
... (chapter 6). I was struck by the contradiction discovered in Mandeville, who cheers on the cha- otic, vice-driven improvisation of the free market—particularly manifested in whoremongering—and yet proposes in his “Public Stews” an economic system so rigidly controlled that it permits the sex worker...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 120–126.
Published: 01 April 2014
... by, and critical of, a global economy in which England was already beginning to assume supremacy? But this is not solely a book about economic history; rather, it takes on the task of reading the work of canonical literary figures like Dryden, Defoe, Sterne, Foote, Smith, Bentham, Sheridan, Voltaire, Jones...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 139–163.
Published: 01 September 2002
...- naled the beginning of the Ottoman retrogression: a series of defeats and peace treaties disadvantageous for the empire followed, and Turkey grad- ually retreated from Eastern Europe. European economic rivalry ensued. The Treaty of Pasarowitz (1718) strengthened...