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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 131–154.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Patrick Walsh London’s emergence as a significant financial center in the decades after the Glorious Revolution of 1688 created new opportunities not just for Londoners, but also for those living either in the English provinces or in the metropolitan provinces of Ireland and Scotland. This article...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 55–84.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Danielle Spratt The essay argues that David Garrick and Sarah Siddons—two of the most financially successful celebrities of their time—cultivated their parental public images in print and portrait culture by capitalizing on the level of their participation in benefits for actors and in the Drury...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 15–19.
Published: 01 April 2019
... a postdoctoral degree and rejected by search committees at so-called “elite universities.” The price I had to pay for my academic work on erotica, which proved pioneering in the long run, was considerable and also entailed financial disadvantages. If research on pornography and erotica is no problem today...
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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. John Cleland Memoirs of a Woman...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 113–142.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Yael Shapira In 1795, novelist Isabella Kelly (ca. 1759–1857) sent a plea for financial help to Warren Hastings (1732–1818), the first British governor-general of India, who had known her late father-in-law. Six years later, her Minerva Press novel Ruthinglenne, or, the Critical Moment (1801...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 87–105.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... Falconer's response can be traced by contrasting his first edition of The Shipwreck with the revisions he made to the poem after joining the Royal Navy. The revisions address directly the notion that merchant sailors value only financial reward, but then focus on the notion that sailors who fight for king...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Kirsten Wandschneider Froide Amy M. . Silent Partners: Women as Public Investors during Britain’s Financial Revolution, 1690-1750 ( Oxford : Oxford Univ. , 2017 ). Pp. 225 . $90 Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century Life Volume...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 105–113.
Published: 01 September 2010
... + 378. $160 J Everyone knows what happened during the English Financial Revolution. Around the middle of the seventeenth century, British merchants and politi- cians began to experiment with new forms of credit and finance: paper money, government bonds, banks...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 62–87.
Published: 01 January 2000
... international specula- tive crisis in the history of financial capitalism, was, in the view of P. G. M. Dickson, “the most dramatic financial storm” of the eighteenth century.1 Historical accounts of this upheaval have painted a sometimes paradoxi- cal picture. From the long-term perspective of the economic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 138–142.
Published: 01 September 2019
... become essential reading. Financial, as well as sexual, continence was also a national concern. Mor- ris details the relationship between personal and national economy (135 73), taking the example of the Prince of Wales (later George IV) to illustrate the paradoxical attitude toward his extravagance...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of dancers and singers at the Opéra de Paris and actresses of the Comédies-Française and -Italienne. The “sexual capital” (to use Kushner’s term) of these women was enhanced by the fortunes in income and presents that prominent men—sword and robe nobles, diplomats, financiers, function- aries...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 130–134.
Published: 01 January 2023
... teach us how “foundational principles of societal obligation took hold in the eighteenth century and became entrenched.” Binhammer wagers that narrative's insistence upon “meaningful connection” can show the lie to the epistemological shell game by which “financialization comes to appear as commonsense...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
... Volume 39, Number 1, January 2015  doi 10.1215/00982601-2834118 Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 103 104   Eighteenth-Century Life access to mutual financial assistance and provided a social infrastructure for aspiring Irish émigrés...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 183–211.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of the Haymarket, George Colman, over his financial recompense, which caused the play to be shelved and appears to have caused O’Bryen to abandon drama altogether; the two men carried out an extensive, pub- lic battle in the press over what had been originally agreed upon. Colman had accepted the play...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 68–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., and so much Loss to the second” (King, 1:37). These were principles also outlined in General Maxims in Trade (1713) by Sir Theodore Janssen, a Huguenot refugee from France who became a prominent Whig financier. The conflict of principles espoused in these two newspapers could not be more...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 108–114.
Published: 01 September 2016
... alone could hardly have been a strong motive. Hume’s financial success is also one of the two themes that dominate “My Own Life”—his “love of literary fame” being the other—and it is “striking,” as Harris notes, the detail he provides of his progress from slender fortune to financial...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
... to a gambling economy in which financial risk and fear of forgery compromised the gift exchange with which elite courtesans had become associated.10 This argument then turns to material that previous commentators have considered interesting but ancillary–a faux biography, The Juvenile Adventures...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 1–42.
Published: 01 April 2000
..., literary, and artistic productions inspired by the great financial speculation that swept across Europe in 1719–20, the lavish folio Het groote tafereel der dwaasheid or The Great Picture [Scene] of Folly, which first appeared in Amsterdam at the end of 1720, is perhaps the most remarkable...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 35–62.
Published: 01 January 2023
... projects such as The Greek Theatre . But this fact prompts a new question: why was Orrery so keen to engage in literary production when he had no pressing financial motive to do so, as Lennox and Johnson did? Paul Korshin has claimed that Orrery had “exaggerated literary pretensions,” but Korshin provides...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of Oxford Historians and literary critics alike recognize the post-­Lockean empiri- cal world of eighteenth-­century England as a world where the nature of “commerce,” whether financial or ethical, is always under investigation.1 It may look as if, during the period, interest in the “personal...