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Modelling the Middle Ages: The History and Theory of England's Economic Development

John Hatcher and Mark Bailey

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244119
eISBN:
9780191697333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244119.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Economic History

Most of what has been written on the economy of the Middle Ages is deeply influenced by abstract concepts and theories. The most powerful and popular of these guiding beliefs are derived from ... More


Malthus' Anti-Rhetorical Rhetoric, or, on the Magical Conversion of the Imaginary into the Real

Charles L. Briggs

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Beyond the theory of population growth for which it is famous, Thomas Malthus's Essay on Population, published in 1798, urged systematic empirical investigation of the ‘manners and customs’ of ‘the ... More


Demography's Ecological Frontier: Rethinking the ‘Nature’ of the Household and Community

Brian Greenberg and Margaret E. Greene

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The global scale of anthropogenic environmental change now challenges demography to rethink its methodologies and tacit values to assess the ways that human populations determine the population ... More


The Vision Translated

Athol Fitzgibbons

in Keynes's Vision: A New Political Economy

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283201
eISBN:
9780191596254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283202.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Considers the differences between Keynes's economic theories and the Keynesian economics that evolved in the second half of the twentieth century. The difference is between a non‐mechanistic system ... More


Population Growth and the Constraint of Natural Resources

Yujiro Hayami and Yoshihisa Godo

in Development Economics: From the Poverty to the Wealth of Nations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199272709
eISBN:
9780191602870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272700.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The causes of 'population explosion' in developing economies today are identified in the light of demographic histories in both developed and developing economies in order to make future predictions. ... More


Fertility Decline as a Coordination Problem

Hans‐Peter Kohler

in Fertility and Social Interaction: An Economic Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244591
eISBN:
9780191596544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244596.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter is devoted to the role of social networks for the selection of equilibria in situations in which fertility decline constitutes a coordination problem. We show that the effect of networks ... More


Time and the Textile Industry Time and the Textile Industry Gaskell and Tagore

Kathleen Blake

in Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563265
eISBN:
9780191721809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563265.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 6 addresses the principle of time, giving stepped‐up attention to history. It traces the development of the preeminent industry of the industrial revolution, linked to trade at home, abroad, ... More


Biology, Evolution and Liberal Collectivism

Michael Freeden

in The New Liberalism: An Ideology of Social Reform

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229612
eISBN:
9780191678899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229612.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The claim that biology supported ethics, and the integration of both is within the liberal outlook, vastly increased the persuasive power of the liberal argument. This chapter considers the role of ... More


Malthus and the Famine Novel

CHRISTOPHER MORASH

in Writing the Irish Famine

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182795
eISBN:
9780191673887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182795.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Far from being distracting pieces of narrative machinery which obscure the ‘real’ representation of the Irish Famine, the conventional elements of Victorian fiction give the Famine form and hence ... More


Methods and Models

John Hatcher and Mark Bailey

in Modelling the Middle Ages: The History and Theory of England's Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244119
eISBN:
9780191697333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244119.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Economic History

This chapter sketches how and why historians and social scientists have constructed and adopted grand supermodels in their quest to describe and explain economic and social development. Although ... More


Population and Resources

John Hatcher and Mark Bailey

in Modelling the Middle Ages: The History and Theory of England's Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244119
eISBN:
9780191697333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244119.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Economic History

This chapter outlines a series of plausible arguments intended to demonstrate that the key to economic development is to be found in the relationship between population and resources, labour and ... More


Beyond the Classic Supermodels

John Hatcher and Mark Bailey

in Modelling the Middle Ages: The History and Theory of England's Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244119
eISBN:
9780191697333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244119.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Economic History

This chapter summarises the theme of the book and introduces new models such as the Chaos theory, Pewter theory, and path dependency. The central theme of this book has been an exploration of the ... More


‘A deeper nature’: Malthus, Poetry, and Political Economy

PHILIP CONNELL

in Romanticism, Economics and the Question of ‘Culture’

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282050
eISBN:
9780191714221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282050.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The year 1798 has traditionally enjoyed a certain prominence in the canons of both English literature and economic thought. In each case, however, the justification for such distinction can no longer ... More


Moral Culture and the March of Mind: Education and Economics in the Early Nineteenth Century

PHILIP CONNELL

in Romanticism, Economics and the Question of ‘Culture’

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282050
eISBN:
9780191714221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282050.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The language of politics and morals in later 18th-century England was suffused with expressions of wonder, fascination, and alarm at the growing power of ‘commerce’, the ubiquitous influence of which ... More


Capitalism and Christianity

G. R. Searle

in Morality and the Market in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206989
eISBN:
9780191677410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206989.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role and experiences of Christians in Victorian era capitalism in Great Britain. It states that most of the influential academic economists during the early and ... More


On the Cusp: From Population Boom to Bust

Charles S. Pearson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190223915
eISBN:
9780190223946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190223915.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book traces world population growth and (prospective) decline using the lens of economic demography. The starting point is the flawed theory of Malthus in 1798; the end point is unknown, but ... More


The bill of fare: The politics of food in Maria Edgeworth’s children’s fiction

Sarah Moss

in Spilling the Beans: Eating, Cooking, Reading and Writing in British Women's Fiction, 1770-1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076510
eISBN:
9781781702710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076510.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Maria Edgeworth's writing for children, looking at the centrality of food in the cultural and social constitution of the child. It notes that Edgeworth's children's fiction is ... More


Similarity in Difference: Marriage in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900

Christer Lundh and Satomi Kurosu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027946
eISBN:
9780262325837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027946.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Since Malthus, the great contrast between Europe (England) and Asia (China) in marriage patterns and mechanisms, and household formation and family systems has been underlined by demographers and ... More


Before and After Lives: John Thelwall and William Godwin

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

John Thelwall and William Godwin are the two highest-profile examples of ‘usual’ and ‘unusual’ suspects from the 1790s. Their lives clearly reveal the phenomenon of bifurcated biography ... More


Wasteland Island

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162547
eISBN:
9780300163742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162547.003.0010
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explores the origin of John Sinclair's political arithmetic of land use to determine the precise measure of marginal soil still available for improvement in the Highlands. The changing ... More


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