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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 131–154.
Published: 01 January 2015
... focuses on the new opportunities available to both Irish men and women for accumulating capital and wealth in the City. It examines the growth in Anglo-Irish investment, during what historians call “the Financial Revolution,” and analyzes the development of increasingly complex financial networks, which...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 43–58.
Published: 01 April 2017
... engagement with a variety of eighteenth-century discourses, all invested, in varying ways, in the age's dominant historiographical trope celebrating extant commercial society as the apogee of social development. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Godwin St. Leon property historiography...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 January 2020
.... The emerging financial revolution enabled women to pursue varying and increas- ingly active investment strategies. Women traded on their own accounts to gain financial independence and secure retirement, provided for their fami- lies, and acted as financial agents for friends and relatives. The book displays...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 113–117.
Published: 01 January 2012
... public sphere by granting women the power to set and enforce the rules of subjectivity: “The commodification of elite female influence was perceived as threatening to masculinist foundations of the public sphere, partly because of the way in which it highlighted commerce’s investment in feminine...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 262–267.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., was within the reach of even common laborers. 2 Bound blank writing books were also frequently given as gifts, which no doubt made them special to the recipient, but unless an investment was made in a fancy binding, not prohibitively expensive, even for women of the middle ranges of society. 3...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 118–124.
Published: 01 September 2014
... printed page so fetishized and fussed over by Richard- son himself, do we still invest time and energy in scholarly editions modeled upon the advanced technology of the typewriter? Our professional notion of the literary text has long since expanded to include a work’s presentation on the printed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 130–136.
Published: 01 September 2014
... poetic experimentation in the eighteenth century. Ruined by Design directly links the eighteenth century culture of sensibil- ity to ruination, and investigates not only the claims, but also the costs and limits of the widespread cultural investment in ruin. A substantial portion of Brodey’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 53–72.
Published: 01 September 2000
... effects could be more easily ab- sorbed by the collective body. However, despite an emphasis on readiness for the future, traditional friendly societies did not expand or invest capital.24 Money in the box was intended to meet immediate member needs, and societies...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 53–68.
Published: 01 April 2002
... she has offered a home. Mme de Cressy’s affective investment in her marriage makes the betrayal so much the worse. Adelaïde underscores the reversal in both women’s sit- uations when she compares hers to that of Mme de Cressy, of whom she was once so envious...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 62–87.
Published: 01 January 2000
.... Ironically, the decision taken in Amsterdam left the field open to the smaller Dutch cities, which now crowded in with dozens of proposals designed to cash in on the widespread interest in investment possibilities. In fact, the project rejected by Amsterdam was resubmitted in an adapted form...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 155–182.
Published: 01 January 2015
... collieries in County Durham) supplemented by their Irish rent rolls and benefiting from careful investments and estate management, the Pettys under Henry, Lord Shelburne, became one of the wealthiest titled families in Ireland, even if not normally domiciled in that kingdom.24 The problem besetting...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 112–114.
Published: 01 January 2016
... in his pedagogical program in Emile or On Education). Goethe is clearly attracted to the emotional spontaneity he finds in Rousseau, but recognizes the social, ethical, and epistemological problems that arise through Rousseau’s extreme investment in interiority. Thus in both life and art, Goethe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 61–85.
Published: 01 September 2019
...- century standards for the breadth of the perspectives offered by its almost exclu- sively female contributors, this periodical both reminds us of what we all love about Haywood and offers something new to the scholarly conver- sation about her investment in the diverse possibilities for female inti- macy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2004
... investment would also bring Reconfiguring Femininity and Labor 7 moral return, thus proving that the charity made incontrovertible financial, political, and ethical sense. The time and money invested in the charity paled in comparison with the benefits arising from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 September 2022
... into a heavenly realm. Personifications of Virtue, Wisdom, and Justice hover above the cradle to watch the sleeping child, as if they are simultaneously protecting him and investing him with their values. Not only does Rémy show the baby in his imperial cradle to remind viewers of Napoleonic power, but he also...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 32–35.
Published: 01 September 2010
... epistolary advocacy of virtuous womanhood; Lovelace is the living contradiction produced by the philosophical investments of libertine ideology; Lovelace is the authorial proxy, stand-­in for all that Richardson desires but dares not; Lovelace is the aesthetic individual; Lovelace...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 43–64.
Published: 01 April 2000
... investigates canonization as a move from text producers (authors and publishers) to text consumers (read- ers) with their investment in notions of aesthetic taste and literary judg- ment. For other critics the crucial element is the development of a con- cept of “English Literature,” whether it be Patey’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2006
... a widespread and potentially libera- tory appeal as an “aesthetic of illegitimacy,” a form of artistic revolt against the authority of the classical taste and its patrician arbiters (133). Rather than engage with the terms of contemporary investments in chinoiserie, however, Goldsmith seems quite...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
... application and careful investment — the middle-­class moral economy or “investment mentality” for which Crusoe came to be celebrated — than one of leisure gained primarily through good fortune: landing on an island where the hard agricultural labor with which so many chapbook read- ers would have been...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 85–103.
Published: 01 April 2013
... and expropriate landlocked wealth.15 But circulation of daughters and capital was exactly what the Marriage Act’s proponents wished to prevent. Allied with wealthy landowners, they prognosticated the end of a beneficent elite if merchants and upstarts were able to invest heiresses’ marriage portions...