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The economy of obligation : the culture of credit and social relations in early modern England
Introduction: Deconstructing Capitalism PART I: ECONOMIC STRUCTURES The Sixteenth-Century Growth of the Market The Structure and Practice of Marketing Activity and its Expansion i) Communication andExpand
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The economy of obligation
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Interpreting the market: The ethics of credit and community relations in early modern England
In the Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith, with his famous passage about the self-interest of butchers, bakers and other tradesmen, asserted that men entered the market place to buy and sellExpand
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The culture of reconciliation: community and the settlement of economic disputes in early modern England
The period from 1550 to 1640 saw a tremendous rise in the amount of litigation initiated in England. Although the pattern of this great expansion is known, its social meaning is not yet clear.Expand
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Food, Energy and the Creation of Industriousness: Work and Material Culture in Agrarian England, 1550 1780
1. Introduction 2. What did the poor eat? 3. Calories consumed by the poor 4. Labourers' household goods 5. Work and household earnings 6. Agricultural labour and the industrious revolution 7.Expand
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Food, Energy and the Creation of Industriousness
Until the widespread harnessing of machine energy, food was the energy which fuelled the economy. In this groundbreaking 2011 study of agricultural labourers' diet and material standard of living,Expand
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'A Mutual Assent of her Mind'? Women, Debt, Litigation and Contract in early modern England
The Tradesman's Lawyer and Country Man's Friend (1703), one of many guides for tradesmen published in England in the early modem period, appropriately placed much emphasis on the importance ofExpand
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'Th'Ancient Distaff' and 'Whirling Spindle': Measuring the Contribution of Spinning to Household Earnings and the National Economy in England, 1550–1770
The purpose of this article is to estimate the workforce involved in spinning from the late sixteenth century until the eve of mechanization. In addition, the potential contribution to familyExpand
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