Predicting the bankruptcy of England : David Hume’s political discourses and the Dutch debate on national debt in the eighteenth century

@inproceedings{Weber2017PredictingTB,
  title={Predicting the bankruptcy of England : David Hume’s political discourses and the Dutch debate on national debt in the eighteenth century},
  author={L. Weber},
  year={2017}
}
  • L. Weber
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • Although intellectual historians have long established that the evolution of national debt had a decisive impact on early-modern political discourse, the Dutch case has yet to be understood. This article uses the reception of David Hume’s Political Discourses as an illustration of a broader debate in the Dutch Republic. Due to the peculiar financial situation of The Netherlands in the eighteenth century, the Dutch discourse on public credit did not display anxiety about the debts of the… CONTINUE READING
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